Lenovo’s CEO may have accidentally revealed the successor to Motorola’s flagship Moto 360 smartwatch.
Yang Yuanqing, chief exec at the Chinese company, posted an image to social media site Weibo, revealing a briefcase full of Motorola smartwatches, as reported by Droid Life.
Motorola was, of course, bought out by Lenovo last year, after it was sold by Google for $2.91 billion in October.
Yuanqing’s aim was to convince the world that the Moto 360 is the best looking smartwatch around, but he may have slipped up along the way.
The various Moto 360 units we see in the image aren’t the same Moto 360 units we’ve had our hands on for months now.
The main difference is that Yuanqing’s timepieces carry lugs on the sides of the chassis to attach watch bands.
Smartwatch bands and varying chassis colours in image posted by Lenovo CEO
Motorola’s Moto 360, meanwhile, has no lugs, with watch bands instead attaching to the underside of the device.
The addition of lugs makes the Moto 360 certainly look more refined and watch-like, bringing it closer to the design of timepieces we’ve grown used to over the decades.
There are also varying chassis colours – namely classic gold and dark grey – in addition to the existing range of black, champagne, and silver Moto 360s.
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The black bars at the bottom of the Moto 360 display also seem to have been kept on. That’s unfortunate, as the dead space was a common complaint regarding the fledgling wearable.
Whether we’ve caught a glimpse of a prototype Moto 360 2, or just test units from original Moto 360 production, it’s hard to tell.
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We can at least say for sure that Motorola has improved the aesthetics of the Moto 360, which has received plenty of criticism for its underwhelming design.