Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) is a company that can never hold a secret — we usually see details leaked regarding its tablets and smartphones ahead of its official launch. But what’s special this time is that the Korean electronics giant is planning to introduce a smartwatch referred to as ‘Galaxy Gear’. We’ve already heard most of its tech specs, but there’s still room for more information. The latest leaks from AmongTech suggest that the Galaxy Gear will have 10 hours of battery life.
Galaxy Gear features and specifications
If we’re right, the display is likely to be the battery hog here, as it’s a 2.5-inch, 320 x 320 OLED display, unlike the e-ink displays in the Pebble smartwatches. What’s not clear right now is whether this is the total stand-by time or if there is a catch here? Whatever it is, just a mere 10 hours of battery life is definitely not that impressive. If this is true, then just like your smartphone, you’ll need to remember to recharge your smartwatch every single day.
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AmongTech also reports that the watch would have 1 GB of RAM, with two different storage capacity options of 6GB or 8GB. This is somewhat odd, as 4GB and 8GB are mostly considered to be standard options. There would also be speakers in the device’s strap. Some other features include a 4-megapixel front camera with 720p video recording, accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and Android Jelly Bean.
Galaxy Gear release date
Samsung Mobile’s Executive Vice President Lee Young-Hee has already confirmed earlier this week that the company is going to unveil the Galaxy Gear smartwatch on September 4th. He has also confirmed that the smartwatch will not have a flexible display, as the previous rumors suggested.
We’ll need to wait for September 4th to get our eyes on the Galaxy Gear. If Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) becomes successful in attracting consumers, then it is more likely that we will see smartwatch offerings from other tech giants. At the moment, Apple—with its iWatch—and Microsoft are reportedly working on smartwatches. It seems that after the smartphone race, the companies will aim to build the ultimate smartwatch.