Display component led to LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE cancellation?

LG Watch Urbane 2nd EditionLG abruptly announced that it was halting sales of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE smartwatch a mere six days after it went on sale in the U.S. At the time, the company provided little explanation about the decision, saying only that it had just been “made aware of a hardware issue which affects the day-to-day functionality of the device.” A new report now suggests that a new component controlling image quality was the culprit leading to the cancellation of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE.

LG confirmed to The Telegraph that a faulty component had the “potential to reduce image quality on the device.” The statement adds that, “For competitive and supplier relations reasons we are not in a position to communicate the specifics of the issue that led to this decision. However, what we can share is that the hardware issue was related to a new advanced component that we had incorporated in the device that had never been used in an LG wearable device before.”

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition

LG added that its decision was not motivated by any safety concerns. “We would like to make very clear that the issue in question has no bearing whatsoever on the safety of the device or the wearer. It is, simply, an issue that might affect the user experience of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition over the long term,” the statement continued.

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition comes with a 1.38-inch P-OLED display offering a resolution of 480 by 480 pixels and a pixel density of 348ppi, the highest seen on an Android Wear-running smartwatch to date. In comparison, the original LG Watch Urbane display offered a resolution of 320 by 320 pixels.

Source : The Telegraph