LG has had their G Watch on the market for less than two months, but a new report is positing that LG could be ready to release a sequel very soon. According to a report in the Korea Times, LG could be taking the G Watch 2 to IFA next month.
‘An official at LG’ told the Times, that LG has paired up with their internal divisions: LG Display, LG Innotek and LG Chem, to improve on the G Watch and it may be making an appearance at IFA. The source seemed certain that the G Watch 2 would be at IFA, but whether it will make a public appearance or not is not certain.
The G Watch 2 would feature an OLED display, as opposed to the IPS Display of the G Watch, but will again be powered by a Qualcomm made processor, as the LG made Odin-branded processors aren’t quite ready for market as yet.
While LG understandably declined to comment on the rumours, the official did say that LG was meeting with watch manufacturers to discuss strategic partnerships.
LG Electronics is being approached by a lot of authoritative watchmakers for strategic collaboration. They need us and LG also wants to use their well-known brand image to boost the awareness of our smartwatches in key target markets
LG has the scale to produce a follow up to the LG G Watch quite quickly, it’s now a question of whether the market can bear the influx of new models of wearables in such a short time-frame. Of course a nice round LG G Watch 2 with some elegant design would definitely be welcome, but how many G Watch owners would be happy with that so close to launch?