Moto 360 will use sapphire glass, wireless charging, report says

The wireless charging capability falls in line with Motorola's previous tease of a "secret" method, while sapphire would give the watch a more scratch-resistant shell.

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A photo of Motorola's Moto 360. Motorola

Motorola has touted the premium materials for its upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, which could include a step-up in material for its face.

The Moto 360 could employ a sapphire glass face, according to G for Games.

In addition, the site reported that the Moto 360 could also use an OLED display, as well as magnetic induction wireless charging.

A Motorola representative declined to comment, only tease more information to come.

These rumored details seem to fit in with what Motorola has hinted at with the Moto 360. Sapphire is often used in watches, and is a premium material that would set the Moto 360 apart from other devices. Other smartwatches, like smartphones, have used Corning's Gorilla Glass.

The idea of wireless charging was already speculated upon when Motorola confirmed there would be no USB port for charging. Jim Wicks, the Motorola executive in charge of the Moto 360, would only say that the company was working on a "secret" method of charging the device.

OLED display technology, meanwhile, is commonly used in smartphones, and has been touted for its energy efficiency. Wicks wouldn't go into detail, but noted that power management was a priority for the company.

Updated at 9:53 am: to include a response from the company.

 

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