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According to Cnet, the next-generation SmartWatch will bring a larger screen than the current version, which has a 1.3-inch OLED display, and NFC for one-touch pairing with smartphones.

Like its predecessor, it’ll be running a version of Android, and will feature a capacitive touchscreen. According to Cnet, it will also be minimally water-resistant (50 points to whoever can tell us what “minimally” means in this scenario). The successor to the Sony SmartWatch is expected to be announced at this week’s Mobile Asia Expo 2013 trade show in Beijing.

Wearable technology has been in the headlines ever since Google unveiled Google Glass, and with a Google smartwatch also in the works, Sony would like to get its own smart watch onto the market quickly. Remember nothing is official until Sony actually releases the new SmartWatch, and until then we advise you to take this rumor with a grain of salt.

Do you believe smart watches will go mainstream in 2013? Will you buy the next-gen Sony SmartWatch?