Samsung to Launch Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Samsung Galaxy Gear

A Samsung executive has confirmed the company will launch a smartwatch on 4 September, at the same event as the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 3.

The news comes from Samsung’s vice president of mobile, who gave an interview to the Korea Times, in which she spoke about the firm’s plans for the watch.

Apparently, it’s being aimed at “young trend-setters”, and like many other smartwatches is designed to enhance and enrich the mobile experience – although exactly how it will do so wasn’t discussed. Samsung has been working on the watch for some time and is said to be “confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry”.

The Galaxy Gear’s specs weren’t revealed, but sadly we were told it won’t come with a flexible display, a feature which has been rumoured for some time. Apparently, the technology isn’t ready just yet, but future versions of the Galaxy Gear may come with a curvy screen.

Up until now, we were expecting the Galaxy Gear to have the usual smartwatch features, such as displaying notifications and other information from your phone, however in the interview the device was referred to as a concept.

Does this mean it’s going to have a few surprise features? Or is it going to get a limited release because it’s an unproven product? We’ll find out at Samsung’s second Unpacked event of the year, which will be held in Berlin in September, just before the start of the IFA tech show.

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