More bits of information on Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch have hit the web today including the claim that it will carry a 10 hour battery life. The Galaxy Gear will also ship with 1GB of RAM and your choice of either 6GB or 8GB of onboard storage according to a source at a Samsung warehouse facility as reported by AmongTech.
Other specifications are said to include a 2.5-inch, 320 x 320 non-flexible OLED display that’s bigger than screens offered on competing smartwatches. There’s also a 4-megapixel integrated camera capable of recording video in 720p quality. Earlier reports suggested the watch will be powered by a Samsung Exynos 4212 dual core 1.5GHz with Mali-400 MP4 GPU.
An array of sensors will likely accompany the Galaxy Gear including an accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy and GPS. Speakers are said to be located in the wrist strap and the whole setup will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean although it’s unknown exactly how the OS will be laid out or how it will interact with your smartphone.
The capacity choices do seem a bit suspect, however, as 4GB and 8GB options make more sense from a practical and pricing standpoint. Also, 10 hours of uptime isn’t exactly enough to make it through a typical day but once again, it’s unclear if the 10-hour rating is total uptime or time spent with the screen on. While it’s nice to have the time displayed at all times like on a traditional watch, it really isn’t necessary either.
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