Update: Hours after this tease, LG is out with official specs for the G Watch R.

Not sure how we fell about the name, though. Check out the watch word right here.

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It looks like its full steam ahead for a round LG smartwatch reveal at IFA 2014.

The Korean device maker posted a teaser image and first look at the rumored device on its Facebook page during the wee hours of the night. Although most of the handset is shrouded in shadows we can clearly see the silhouette of a round watch face.

What's more, enhancing the photo in Lightroom reveals the so-called "LG R Watch" has a chinless, fully round display, unlike the Moto 360.

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Of course, the Moto 360's black chin actually serves as space for the ambient light sensor. It should be interesting to see how LG got around this technical hurdle or whether the Korean company decided to skip including the sensor all together.

We can also see a small nub on the side, which should serve as a wake button for the wearable.

Going full circle

The image of the watch was also captioned with the message, "Meet LG's newest wearable at IFA 2014 from September 5 - 10." So it looks like we will for sure see LG's new round handset next week.

Given that the square-shaped LG G Watch arrived barely a month ago, we don't expect the new round wearable will be significantly more capable.

The smartwatch will almost certainly be powered by Android Wear.

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