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LG Watch Sport Spotted On Geekbench: Android 7.1.1 Nougat Quad-Core SoC And More

7 February 2017, 6:15 am EST By Alexandra Burlacu Tech Times
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LG's next smartwatch, the LG Watch Sport, has been spotted on Geekbench with a few spec details in tow, including Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board.

Rumors about the upcoming LG Watch Sport have been intensifying as of late as we're approaching the expected release date. Just days before the purported Feb. 9 debut, the LG Watch Sport has surfaced on a benchmarking site, giving another sneak peek into what to expect.

The wearable market may have seen a slight slump recently, but it might gain momentum soon, and the new wave of wearables expected to hit the scene this year should boast notable improvements over the 2016 generation. Smartwatches that already made their debut at CES 2017 show great promise.

LG Watch Sport Benchmark

The LG Watch Sport appears on Geekbench with the "Swordfish" codename, which falls in line with earlier rumors about the smartwatch. The benchmark lists the smartwatch with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the wearable version — meaning Android Wear 2.0 based on Android 7.1.1. Both the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style are expected to ship with Android Wear 2.0 on board.

The benchmark further reveals that the upcoming LG Watch Sport will have a quad-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, albeit the exact model of the SoC remains unspecified. Most likely, it will be a chip from Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 series.

Geekbench also lists the LG Watch Sport with 768 MB of RAM, which should be more than enough for smartwatch functionality.

LG Watch Sport Rumored Specs

Previous rumors, meanwhile, revealed that the smartwatch will have a 1.38-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 480 pixels and will come with 4 GB of native storage space. Other rumored specs include Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, a heart-rate monitor, and a 430 mAh battery.

The smartwatch could also sport IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, and it could feature both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE support. LG could also release separate variants — a Wi-Fi only model and a Wi-Fi + Cellular variant that would include a SIM card slot. Android Pay could also be in the mix.

The LG Watch Sport scored a 273 result in the single-core test and 418 in the multi-core test, Geekbench further reveals, which suggests that it would be quite powerful.

If recent leaks and reports turn out to be accurate, Google's Android Wear 2.0, along with LG's latest smartwatches, the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style, should make their official debut later this week. LG's upcoming smartwatches are expected to be among the very first wearables to rock Android Wear 2.0 out of the box.

Should this be the case, we'll get the official scoop straight from the source in just a few short days. In the meantime, all information regarding specs, features, and release date are still in the rumor state at this point, so it's highly advisable to take all reports with a grain of salt until formal confirmation.

As always, we'll keep you up to date as soon as it becomes official, so stay tuned.

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