Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Expected Specs of Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 is expected on 4th september, a device that smartphone fans have been waiting on ever since the company released its flagship Galaxy S4. But alongside that unveiling, we are anticipating the first smartwatch effort from the South Korean outfit in the form of the Galaxy Gear. GigaOM has divulged some of the specs of the wearable gadget, and although there are not as many details as some prospective Galaxy Gear owners might have liked but still we have some reliable knowledge about the device’s hardware. According to GigaOM, the device will pack a 2.5-inch OLED display, which will be a touch-screen. There might be a dual-core processor for solid performance, while the battery life should also be sufficient to keep things ticking over.

As far as connectivity goes, the report claims the Galaxy Gear will include Bluetooth 4.0 support, while a bunch of sensors, including an accelerometer, will also feature. The device also looks set to include a camera and speaker, fitted into the strap. Although details regarding software are at a premium, GigaOM reckons Samsung will be using the device to plug its own app distribution suite, rather than merely pointing consumers to the Google Play Store. The search giant has been wary of Samsung’s dominance in Android space, and although the Galaxy maker is far off boasting Play Store-like popularity, the company certainly has the means and the motive.

Apple is also said to be preparing its own iWatch, with as many as 100 engineers and developers working tirelessly on its creation. Both Samsung and Apple are fiercely competitive, and it will be interesting to see how this particular battle takes shape. We expect the Galaxy Gear to be announced at Samsung Unpacked 2013 on September 4th, along with the Galaxy Note 3. 

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