LG announced the LG Watch Urbane, the first luxury Android Wear smartwatch sporting an all metal build couple of days ago. Now, the company has just announced the LG Watch Urbane LTE which supports VoLTE calling and NFC payments but ditches Android Wear. Let’s have a look at the specifications of the smartwatch which will be showcased at MWC 2015.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE with NFC payments is a direct competitor to the Apple Watch supporting Apple Pay which is about to launch in April, 2015. It is to be noted that Google and Samsung is also wanting to make a presence in this sector. Google recently purchased Softcard and Samsung acquired LoopPay in order to rival Apple Pay.
LG Watch Urbane LTE Specifications
The LG Watch Urbane LTE has a 1.3-inch (320 x 320) P-OLED display with 245 ppi pixel density. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The smartwatch comes with 512 MB of LPDDR2 RAM and it has 4 GB of internal storage (eMMC). Its dimensions are 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9 mm. It comes with VoLTE voice calling support as it has a speaker and microphones. The smartwatch also gets NFC support for easy payments.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE is dust and water-resistant (IP67) as well and it can stay in water up to one meter deep for 30 minutes. The smartwatch rocks a 700 mAh battery which is significantly better than the LG Watch Urbane. It does not run on Android Wear OS but is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above. It will be based on LG’s proprietary wearable platform.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE comes with 9-axis (Gyro/Accelerometer/Compass) sensor, Barometer and photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor to measure heartbeats. It has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC as well.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE will be available in polished silver finish. It will be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in March, 2015. Information on pricing and availability would also be available after the event.