First image of Facebook smartwatch with front camera appears online

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Data miner Steve Moser has found a first image of the company’s smartwatch within an app from Facebook’s parent company Meta. The smartwatch gets rounded screen corners and a front camera at the bottom of the screen.

The image, which Moser shares with Bloomberg, shows the front of the smartwatch and part of the band. According to the image, the smartwatch will have a housing with curved corners, just like a screen with curved corners. The bezels of this screen also seem to be relatively thin.

Striking about the smartwatch is the notch at the bottom of the screen, which contains a camera. This is in line with previous rumors about the smartwatch, which said the watch would have a camera on the front and back. That front camera would be intended for video calling. Smartwatches from Apple and Samsung do not have such a camera. Furthermore, the smartwatch seems to have buttons on the top and right side of the screen.

According to those earlier rumors, the smartwatch will be released in the summer of 2022 and the wearable will have a detachable screen. When the screen is detached from the smartwatch’s frame, the 1080p rear camera could be used to capture photos and videos for sharing on Meta platforms. The smartwatch would use a modified version of Android and could be used for smartphone tasks. The smartwatch may get 4G and a heart rate monitor.

Moser found the image in Meta’s app for Ray-Ban Stories, the smart glasses developed by Meta and Ray-Ban. Meta is the new name for Facebook, Inc, the parent company of Facebook. The company is also said to be working on a second and third generation for the smartwatch.

Via Bloomberg

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