Motorola could release the basic versions of the highly anticipated Moto 360 2 smartwatch this month
According to Pocket-lint.com, Motorola and Lenovo have an event scheduled on September 2, Wednesday, as part of this year’s IFA event.
This could be a possible launch date for the much-awaited smartwatch, the website remarked.
Lenovo now owns the Motorola brand after acquiring Motorola Mobility from Google in October 2014. A company press release said the acquisition was valued at roughly $2.91 billion.
The September release is also supported by a report by the International Business Times. According to the IB Times, a Twitter tipster going by the handle of “@upleaks” leaked a set of photos showing what is thought to be the Moto 360 2 Sport with colorful straps of black, white and orange.
The tipster also said that the smartwatch is slated to be released this month, while the Moto 360 2 Sport will hit markets in November.
The IB Times also said that a variant of Moto 360 2 Sport will be released exclusively for China, and will include support for Apple’s iOS as part of Google’s drive to introduce compatibility with iOS to devices running Android Wear.
In addition, Pocket-lint.com said that the Moto 360 2 will be launched as the Moto 360S and Moto 360L. The website theorized that the S and L are indicative of the smartwatch’s sizes.
Phone Arena speculated that the Moto 360L will have a 375 mAh battery, while the smaller version, the 360S, will have a smaller battery life at 270 mAh.
The smartwatch was first teased by Lenovo’s CEO, Yang Yuanqing, during the TechWorld event held in Beijing.
“We have many new models in development with the Moto brands,” Mr. Yuanqing had told the Telegraph.
“[Y]ou may see in summer us launching some very exciting products, including phones and watches,” the Lenovo chief exec added.
Motorola’s global sales leader, Colin Giles, also reiterated Lenovo’s commitment to the Motorola brand, the Telegraph said, so Motorola fans can still expect more devices to be rolled out under the brand name.