Details of Galaxy Gear smartwatch leaked to the public
Additional details about the Samsung Galaxy Gear "smartwatch" have leaked, days after the executive vice president of Samsung Mobile confirmed that the company would be revealing a wearable smart device two days before the IFA consumer electronics fair.
"We will be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on Sept 4," said Lee Young-hee to The Korea Times in an interview. At that time, Lee confirmed that the Galaxy Gear would not have a flexible display, though she hinted at more advanced models being prepared.
According to a report on AmongTech, the Galaxy Gear will have a 2.5-inch OLED touchscreen with a 320x320 resolution and 10 hours battery life. Under the hood, a dual-core processor operating at 1.5GHz and 1GB of RAM powers the watch, which will run on Android Jelly Bean. The smartwatch will be available in 6GB and 8GB models. It also has a 4-megapixel camera capable of 720p video recording.
The Fierce Take: Like BYOD devices such as smartphones and tablets, you can expect smartwatch devices to start appearing en masse in the months ahead. Though the Galaxy Gear doesn't appear to have Wi-Fi capability for now, it is not inconceivable that other wearable devices will have Wi-Fi built in.
- check out this report at The Korea Times
- check out this report at AmongTech
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