Moto 360 smartwatch to sport OLED display, sapphire glass and wireless charging?

Motorola Moto 360

The Motorola Moto 360 has generated a lot of buzz since it was unveiled earlier this week. Much of that is due to the fact that it seems to share more with traditional watches than the rather boxy and rectangular smartwatches that we have seen to date. While Motorola has focused much of the attention on the round design and the use of premium materials, it has revealed little about the Moto 360 specifications. Fortunately, a ” leakster who has a pretty flawless track record when it comes down to Motorola devices” has reportedly revealed some initial details about the Moto 360.

The Moto 360 is likely to use an OLED display much as the Moto X does. Such a panel will allow Motorola to use its Active Display technology to activate portions of the display as necessary to improve battery life. For example, the ability to turn off individual pixels will help save power and create deeper blacks for the watch face. The display could also be made of sapphire glass to provide better protection against daily wear and tear.

With Motorola confirming that there are no ports on the watch, it should come as no surprise that the Moto 360 will likely support magnetic induction wireless charging. That is unless the “special sauce” promised by Motorola is a completely different solution.

The same source has already suggested that availability of the Moto 360 may be limited at launch because of the manufacturing challenges associated with the round design. It could also be a more expensive device than those of competitors.

If all goes well, Motorola expects to launch the Moto 360 this summer. A global launch is planned with the U.S. leading the first wave.

Source : G for Games