They’ll be manufactured by LG and come with Android Wear 2.0, according to serial leaker Evan Blass.
Google plans to launch new smartwatches and the next generation of its Android Wear platform on Feb. 9, according to serial leaker Evan Blass.
Both models will feature circular OLED displays, according to Blass, with the flagship Sport also offering 768MB of RAM and a 430mAh battery. Both models will come with 4GB of internal storage, although the Style will have less RAM and a smaller battery. The watches’ touch-sensitive displays will be paired with a physical button on their crowns that will facilitate menu navigation.
The Sport will come in titanium and dark blue, while the Style will be offered in titanium, silver, and rose gold. Blass said they would go on sale Feb. 10.
As for Android Wear 2.0 software improvements, Blass indicated that the new LG watches would come with the voice-activated Google Assistant built-in, as well as support for Google’s contactless mobile payment app, Android Pay.
In addition to the new LG watches, Android Wear 2.0 will also be pushed out as an upgrade to some watches already on the wrists of consumers, Blass wrote.
Google has been tight-lipped about its plans for new wearables, and a spokesperson on Tuesday refused to comment on Blass’s report. Jeff Chang, product manager of Android Wear, confirmed last month that Google was working with a third-party manufacturer to introduce new watches, and that among other features, Android Wear would support standalone apps that don’t require a linked smartphone or tablet.