LG G Watch leak confirms Snapdragon 400, adds storage specs and more

LG G Watch leak confirms Snapdragon 400, adds storage specs and more
Not too long ago, the full system dump for the LG G Watch leaked, which brought us a look at some of the watch faces as well as potential information about what processor the device might use. Now, a new leak is confirming the idea that the G Watch will be powered by a Snapdragon 400, and it is bringing more info on possible specs for the first Android Wear device.

The leaked spec sheet shows that the G Watch will at least have a variant of the Snapdragon 400 inside of it. Rather than the MSM8226 model that we're used to, it appears that LG will use an APQ8026 SoC, which has the same CPU, but the Adreno 220 GPU, not the Adreno 305. This is a change that makes sense when converting to a wearable, because there are far fewer pixels to push on a smartwatch. Specifically, the leak says the G Watch will have a 1.65-inch display (measuring diagonally) with a 280 x 280 resolution, which means the display is about 240 pixels per inch. 

In terms of size, the G Watch face is expected to be 37.9mm x 46.5mm and 10mm thick (1.49-inches x 1.83 x .39) and 61 g (~2.15 oz). There may be 4GB of storage and just 512MB of RAM. As far as the battery, the sheet says the G Watch will have a 400mAh battery that could last for about 36 hours of standby time. That battery life isn't the best, but it isn't terrible either. 

Interestingly, there is also a feature list for the G Watch. It will offer things you would expect, like Bluetooth 4.0, mulitilanguage support and voice memos. But, it also notes that the smartwatch will not be able to handle instant message. We're hoping to get more info on what that means soon. 

source: @UpLeaks via pocketnow



1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012


10. vincelongman

Posts: 5694; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I don't like how big the Moto360 looked in the leak, hopefully the final version is not as big

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That SD CPU is also a dual core and not a quad core. Which also makes sense.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Hopefully there is no ugly LG overlay on the Android Wear software...

20. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I hope it doesnt look like boring AOSP.

3. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Looks pretty good. Probably the only other smartwatch aside from Gear 2 that I would consider....the rest; forget it

4. peace247 unregistered

Wow it can even play some high end games on it.... Eg. Asphalt 8

5. peace247 unregistered

Beat that iwatch...:-D

19. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

I am not sure apple is going to compete on hardware department with lg smart watch. But who knows, maybe they will. It would be fun to watch different watches competing over specs.....

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

that would be fun...

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the battery life is a big appeal for the Pebble versus something like a Gear or a Wear.

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Im waiting for the iwatch and the htc one watch. Knowing apple and htc got the best hardware design on phones so hopefully they bring it to smartwatches...the moto 360 is the most appealing smartwatch so far so hopefully apple and htc give moto a good fyt .

9. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

And i would love to see apple and htc or other oem make a rugged smartwatch same as the casio's g-shock (design)..that would be awesome!

11. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

It looks too square-ish like Sony's, both are ugly btw. 36 hours of standby time? Nope nope.

12. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

36 hours standby? Even the Gear watches get more than that.

13. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What does a mini OS like android wear on a watch needs snapdragon 400 for?

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its also a dual core and not the quad core SD 400.

16. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Still no need of it....and aderno 220 gpu??? Seriously??

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Future proof Certified with no lags I believe you must love slow cars like Mini Cooper, but dislike BMW M3...?

18. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I think you must retarded to compare car with watch.. As for watch battery life is more of concern than processor.... Are you Trollâ„¢ or another version of him,???

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Smart watches that give you better then 24 hours is pretty fair IMO. So many bitch about battery life, don't they sleep an think maybe that the watch could be charged along side their phones an tablets at that time? They won't last like the Eco drive on my wrist an I don't expect them too, BTW that's seven years so far. Like what is the problem beyond this, it will outlast your phone in usage as is, if your phone is always on stand by, I doubt you need a smart watch to tell you no one is msgn you.

26. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yeah right because you're buying it to replace your phone, future proofing it to be able to run asphalt 9 without lag. Duh watch shouldn't be made to be charged everyday, an SD 200 is even more than enough IMHO. Let's not start the spec war already.

22. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

What's the point of a smartwatch? Watches aren't popular anymore because people have cell phones. Can a watch replace a cell? No. Can a watch do anything a smartphone can't already do? No. Watches are now just pointless pieces of jewelry. C'mon.

23. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Watches have always been a niche products. With the trend of bigger screen on smartphones, I find it annoying to take it out from the pocket just to check the watch. I personally find watch useful, besides as a time piece (Heck, now it can collect your fitness data, show maps, etc.), and as you said, as an accessory. Your image is important too in the business world, you know. I'd rather use watch than some rubber band, at least it has more functions.

24. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

How useful can a watch with it's tiny screen really be? Do you really want to use it for maps or are you just making excuses? Do you really want to read some scrolling text on it and try to reply? As for the business world, a smart watch is not going to improve your "image". Can you imagine seeing someone in an expensive buisness suit and thinking "wow if he only had a smartwatch to complete his look"?

27. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

I mainly use it for showing time, showing message notifications (so I can know which one needs immediate reply, which one is not, since it is a hassle to always take out the smartphone from my pocket for every messages that I received), and fitness apps (it's pretty good despite what people says, in my opinion). It does improve your "image", and people will have the impression that you are capable to manage your time if you wear wrist watch (in general, not only smartwatch). Some people say it gave you a cool point too, not really sure about that though. Then again, as I said, it is a niche product. It's not exactly a must have. So if people want to save their money than spend on it, I can understand.

25. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

My buddy that works at Qualcomm was testing LG & Samsung smartwatches with SD400 in them. I'm wondering if this is the LG he was testing. Also wondering if the Samsung watch was an Android wear and not a Gear watch because Tizen =/

28. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

I don't think that's right... on the Android wear teaser they showed people using their voice to text on a smartwatch, and the LG watch has Android wear, so of course it has, "Instant message."

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