Meta Watch V2 pops up online in leaked photos, confirming suspected dual-camera design

Although it has been suggested that Meta scrapped any plans to make it wearable around 8 months ago, new photos show that the watch’s design has now entered a more advanced stage, suggesting a more fleshed out V2, likely a finished product comes closer. Revealed by Twitter user Kuba Wojciechowski, this new iteration confirms all of our previous suggestions, including a detachable module with a dial on the front with a notch and a front-facing camera, as well as a second, larger camera on the back of people can record POV videos and BeReal-style picture-in-picture content.

Photo credit: Kuba Wojciechowski

The images show a rounded, square device running a dial, with a fairly large bezel that includes a notch and a front-facing camera. The watch shape feels quite odd because it’s neither square nor circular and sits somewhere in between. I imagine designing the UI for such a device would be odd as you can no longer really watch videos in such a rounded square display, making it difficult to view content from Meta’s social media sites on Facebook, Instagram and to consume his chats App WhatsApp. There are two buttons on the side of the device, though, although it’s hard to say what their function is at this point.

However, the only details that remain are the presence of dual cameras. The front-facing camera eats into the display, while the rear camera (slightly larger) hovers just above a bulge that I believe houses the heart-rate sensors. They even have contact pins on the other side which I assume are for charging.

There aren’t too many details about the build and specs of the device, although Kuba does mention that it doesn’t run Google’s WearOS, but a fork of its open-source Android operating system. Facebook has long toyed with the idea of ​​building its own ecosystem and app network to escape Apple and Google’s monopolies, and this could be it. There’s also a Qualcomm chipset inside, although there’s no mention of which, and the outer case and band have yet to be revealed to the public, although we only put our own concept together about a year ago, just before it was surmised, that work on the wearable has been suspended indefinitely.

Earlier last year, we also reported on the Meta Watch and brought its speculative images of the patent file to life through renderings. If you would like to read our coverage of the band from last year, click here.

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