LG G Watch R2 with 4G-connectivity tipped to arrive at MWC 2015, G Pro lineup allegedly dropped
This year has been pretty successful for the wearable tech and the trend is quickly growing with many manufacturers coming up with smartwatches. The ultimate reason for the craze among consumers for this product segment is the introduction of Android Wear software from Google aimed at the wearable devices.
One manufacturer that has significantly made use of the growing demand for wearable devices is LG that announced couple of smartwatches within few months. Well, the South Korean tech giant that launched G Watch and G Watch R (pictured above) respectively in 2014 appears to be all geared up to unveil yet another smartwatch in early 2014.
Well, a Business Korea report suggests that LG is prepping a G Watch R successor that will be named LG G Watch R2 though there is no official confirmation from the vendor as of now. The report adds that this next generation wearable device will be launched during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) slated to be held in March 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.
Furthermore, the source adds on that the LG G Watch R2 will be arriving with support for 4G connectivity. If this turns out to be authentic, the upcoming LG smartwatch would be a challenger to Samsung Gear S with 3G connectivity and Apple Watch that would be released in the same time frame.
In a different report, a HeraldCorp report suggests that LG has dropped the plans to launch the G Pro 3 smartphone and eventually the G Pro lineup itself in order to focus on the flagship LG G4. The LG G Pro lineup of devices with relatively larger form factor was intended to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note lineup, but it did not happen as LG intended.
Notably, LG was rumored to use its proprietary NUCLUN chipset in the LG G Pro 3, though we cannot expect the same to debut now.