LG has received a patent approval for making foldable phones and the manufacturer will also launch Android Wear 2.0 watches as confirmed by images of two watch models.
The LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style are under development as confirmed by images that got leaked online. Google seems to have very little attention on wearable devices as they have shelved Google Glass as far as we know but at least Android Wear 2.0 is coming. LG will support the new operating system with two new models that are scheduled to be released on 9th February, reports PhoneArena. The watches will be available the very next day so that customers can purchase them.
The latest update is the LG Watch Style and the images released now looks as sharp as it could get. There are two different color variants scheduled to be out, silver and rose gold. The Watch Sport, as the name suggests is designed to withstand rough usage conditions. It features a 1.38-inch display with a resolution of 480×480 pixels. The model has 3G and LTE connectivity incorporated into it so that you don’t have to rely on your phone’s network for the watch to post updates. It also has a IP67 certification rating.
Next in the list is the LG Watch Style Android Wear 2.0 powered model that has a smaller 1.2-inch display with a resolution of 360×360 pixels. The smaller model has a crown button placed conveniently on the outer ring to access some of the frequently used functions. LG has closely worked with Google to ensure the watches work as intended and make best use of the new operating system. They are robust, designed to last long and probably kickstart the wearable portfolio again if people find it useful unlike the earlier models.
LG’s set out to make foldable smartphones popular again. While they are immensely stylish and users love to disconnect a call by flipping the phone close with their chin, they didn’t last so long that led to the model’s demise. Latest patent images confirmed that LG is about to launch new foldable smartphones. They will not be the only manufacturer as Samsung has similar plans. If there is enough interest among buyers, it won’t be long before everyone jumps into the foldable design and make it common again like it used to be about a decade ago.