Asus ZenWatch 3 launch imminent as brand new design leaks

Asus is going to shake up the design of its smartwatch range with an entirely new chassis built for the Asus ZenWatch 3, apparently.

A recent FCC filing reveals that Asus is working on designs for a round smartwatch, which is a departure from the square chassis that featured on the Asus ZenWatch and ZenWatch 2.

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The filing depicts a circular watch backplate, which suggests that the entire body is also round. The attached image also confirms a number of details about the watch, including the Asus ZenWatch 3 branding, customised keys, a stainless steel body, a model number WI503Q, and that it was manufactured in China. The filing also confirms that we’ll see Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz) support.

It’s widely rumoured that Asus plans to unveil the ZenWatch 3 at a dedicated event during next month’s IFA technology tradeshow in Berlin. IFA is scheduled for the first week of September, so we’re now just weeks away from the prospective ZenWatch 3 launch.

You can read all about our IFA 2016 predictions here.

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