According to a tweet by EVLeaks, which has an excellent track record in terms of gadget leaks, has said that the Google smartwatch will have a 1.65-inch IPS display with 280x280p resolution. The display size and resolution mean that the device will have pixel density of 240ppi.
The tweet also says that Google’s upcoming wearable computing device will have 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. Other key features, like processor and battery, remain unknown.
More Google (LG) smartwatch specs: 1.65″ IPS LCD @ 280×280, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, processor TBD.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) March 13, 2014
EVLeaks has also said that Google has tapped LG to manufacture the smartwatch, in line with earlier rumours.
This smartwatch is said to be based heavily on its virtual assistant Google Now, which can already take voice commands and look up data on the internet and the device. Under the aegis of Google, Motorola launched the Moto X smartphone, which has touchless control functionality, allowing users to give it commands without ever tapping on its touchscreen.
The smartwatch will be the internet giant’s second wearable gadget, after Google Glass. The latter is available only to a select group of volunteers, who are field-testing the device before its wider rollout.
Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has already introduced three smartwatches in the market. Other major names in the smartwatch market are Sony, Pebble, Huawei and Qualcomm.
Apart from Google, Apple is also expected to foray into the wearable computing segment this year with a smartwatch of its own. Motorola, which was recently sold by Google, has also announced that it will launch a smartwatch that will tackle “consumer issues like style and battery life.”