New Samsung and LG smartwatches rumored to be coming soon

By | 12th July 2018
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Rumors have suggested that Samsung is prepping a new Wear OS by the name of Galaxy Watch, and today a new report backed that claim up and also hinted at some other upcoming Wear OS smartwatches.

Samsung will show off a new smartwatch that may be named the Galaxy Watch at IFA 2018, according to Yonhap News Agency. IFA 2018 is scheduled to run from August 31st through September 5th. It's suggested that Samsung is changing the branding of its smartwatch from "Gear" to "Galaxy" to highlight how it works with its Galaxy smartphones.

Today's report also says that LG is prepping two new smartwatches that'll run Google's Wear OS. These devices are expected to be announced as early as this month.

Details on these new LG smartwatches are light, but we did see a new LG Wear OS smartwatch appear in the FCC a couple of months ago with the model number LM-W315, so today's report does have that FCC entry backing it up.

There haven't been many high profile Wear OS smartwatches released lately, so it's exciting to hear that Samsung and LG are working on new models. Rumors have said that Google is working on a Pixel Watch for debut later this year, too, so if you've been in the market for a new Android smartwatch, the remainder of 2018 should be a good for you.