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The LG G Watch R2.
The LG G Watch R2.
9 December 2014 - 11:16am
Cho Jin-young

LG Electronics is going to unveil its 4G smart watch, tentatively named the G Watch R2, next year.

With LG's scheduled release of the 4G smart watch following the launch of the Gear S by Samsung, competition between the two companies is expected to intensify. In particular, the Apple Watch is also going to be introduced in 2015. Therefore, competition for wearable devices is likely to heat up.

According to industry sources on Dec. 8, LG is said to showcase the G Watch R2 with support for LTE at the MWC 2015 to be held in Barcelona, Spain in March of next year.

The Gear S, which was showcased in September of this year, only uses 3G and WiFi. However, 4G technology is reportedly used in LG's new model, to accommodate an increase in the amount of data transfer. As a result, the increased data transfer speed through smart watches is expected to herald an era of more advanced wearable devices.

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