Samsung Exec. Confirms Sept. 4 Launch For The Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
Lee Young-hee, Samsung’s EVP of mobile business, all but confirmed its entry into wearable devices by declaring that they’ll unveil the Galaxy Gear smartwatch on September 4th.
According to an interview in the Korean Times, Young-hee stated “We Will be introducing a new wearable device concept called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on Sept. 4. The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications.”
The Galaxy Gear will be marketed to ‘young trend setters’ and will be available in several colour options. The final design will be shown off on September 4th, but the exec also confirmed that the Galaxy Gear will not have a flexible display. Samsung will be saving that technology for ‘future products.’ As for specs, rumours point toward the Gear coming with a 2.5-inch OLED full colour display (320 x 320 resolution), touchscreen gestures and accelerometer, dual-core 1.5GHz Exynos 4212 processor, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC.
The September 4 event will also definitely see the introduction of the new Galaxy Note 3, which will reveal what’s next for the phablet category Samsung basically pioneered with the original Note. Some new rumors suggest the Galaxy Note 3 will shoot 4K video, and be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor with a 2.3GHz clock speed, with a 5.7-inch display and 3GB of RAM.