Anujeet MajumdarAug 27, 2013 17:45:48 IST
A Samsung senior company executive has now confirmed that the company will unveil its first “smartwatch” in Berlin, Germany, on September 4, according to the Korea Times. The Executive Vice President of Samsung’s mobile business, Lee Young-hee, has also confirmed that the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 3 will also be revealed on the same day. While there were not many details about either device, the executive did say that the smartwatch, called Galaxy Gear, would come with a “non-flexible display” and will run Android.
When asked if the company was looking at new wearable devices with flexible displays, Young-hee hinted that the company was working on more advanced models. While talking about this, she said, “We have intellectual properties for patents related to the next wearable devices. Those are concepts for future products.”
Coming on September 4 (Image credit: uva7 dance)
The confirmation is definitely good news, because both the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch and the Galaxy Note 3 have been in the spotlight for sometime now. From what is known so far, the Galaxy Note 3 will come with a 5.68-inch 1080p AMOLED display and is expected to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC under the hood. The phone is also expected to come with a mammoth 3GB of RAM, as well as a 13-megapixel camera. There was also talk of the Galaxy Note 3 coming with a few variants, including an Exynos 5 Octa-powered variant.
While there is no official word about the Galaxy Gear smartwatch so far, there is talk of a camera, GPS chip and a TV receiver being packed in along with an arm band as well. Users who find this lack of detail frustrating need only wait a few days, because the September 4 is only a week away.
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