The long rumored Samsung smartwatch is set to be unveiled next month, according to a report from Bloomberg. The outlet's sources describe the device as a wrist watch-like smartphone that allows you to make calls, use email and surf the web.
Bloomberg's sources claim the device will be called the Galaxy Gear, the same name a recent Samsung patent filing pointed at. That patent outlined a digital electronic wearable in the form of a wristwatch, band or bangle with full internet and messaging capabilities. Samsung's wearable device will not have a flexible display, but according to the sources, the company is indeed still working on a watch prototype that does.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear will be available to the public this year in order to compete with Apple's watch project, according to the sources. The device is to be revealed on September 4, just two days before IFA and the same day the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet is expected to be unveiled.
It is unclear as to whether or not the Galaxy Gear is operating as a completely stand alone device or designed to access content and services through your smartphone or tablet. Some have suggested the first to market a proper smartwatch could really bolster platform adoption rates. With Sony unvileing its SmartWatch 2 already, and with Apple and Microsoft both appearing to be entering the wearable computing space in the near future, the race looks to have gotten even tighter.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is slimmer and thinner than its predecessor. The Galaxy Note II has a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16 to 64GB of internal storage to handle your daily activities. A microSD slot adds even more memory by providing the option of supporting an additional 64GB of storage.
The Galaxy S4 is a continuation of Samsung's flagship Android handset, in a sleeker and more modern version inside and out. The S4 features a 1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB of RAM, and a 5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. The S4 also packs 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, IR LED Remote Control, MHL 2.0, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0.
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