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​LG to show off new smartwatch at MWC

LG is planning to unveil its new smartwatch, dubbed the LG Watch Urbane, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

LG Electronics is set to unveil its new smartwatch, called the LG Watch Urbane, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the company said.

The latest offering, like the preceding LG G Watch R, has a round screen and metal body and uses leather straps in a design that the South Korean tech giant called "classic circular, like a real watch".

The metal body is made of stainless steel, with strong resistance against scratches and rust, LG said. It is thinner and lighter, at 46.4x54.6x11.1mm, compared to the G Watch R's 45.5x52.2x10.9mm.

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LG Watch Urbane (ZDNet Korea/LG)

It is powered by Qualcomm's 1.2-gigahertz Snapdragon 400 processor, has 512 megabytes of RAM, 4 gigabytes of memory, and is waterproof and dust proof, with IP67 standards.

LG said the LG Watch Urbane is the first among a new design-centred line-up that will be separate from the G Watch series. It was named to highlight that is a premium product in a higher class.

The new product will come in gold and silver, and will have the latest Android Wear. It can be synced with smartphones installed with the latest Android OS starting from Android 4.3.

It also has a heart rate-tracking sensor. An LG spokesperson declined to comment on Android Wear's features and price.

It will be launched after MWC, sometime within the first half of 2015.

Source: ZDNet Korea