Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch unofficially outed ahead of September 4th launch



Yes ladies and gentlemen— the Galaxy Gear smartwatch has been leaked for your viewing pleasure, giving the masses an idea of what to expect ahead of the major launch(es) in Berlin and New York City. Thanks to the above photos obtained by sources associated with the fine folks at Venture Beat, we can at the very least see the smartwatch loosely resembles Sammy’s Galaxy series of smartphones— except it is molded into a seriously compact profile and houses a sweet OLED display that comes in somewhere in the neighborhood of 2.5 or 3 inches. Additionally, it is reported the device features built-in Wi-Fi, a 4MP camera, S Voice, a dual-core processor, some health-related goodies like a heartrate monitor or tracking your calorie intake, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and oh yes— Android 4.3 fired up on-board.

Now before you make your final judgement on the final design of the device, it is important to know that what you see above may not be the final product. The gang at GigaOM indicates that the images obtained by Venture Beat reflect prototypes that other developers have already been able to get their hands on and enjoy— so there’s a chance that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch you see above won’t be the one you see come September 4th. Whatever the final product looks like, let’s hope it will have better battery life than what we’re suspecting at the moment. Fortunately, we’re only a few days away before we see the final product and you can bet that we’ll be on-hand to give you all the coverage and deets once the formal launch is here.

source: GigaOM | Venture Beat

About the Author: Roy Alugbue

Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.

  • HanumanBob

    Beam me up Scotty!

  • Piyali Roy

    Excellent article. We can not ignore the commercial factors also. We must remain grateful to the right ad network like admob or appnext, who are really geared up to pay the right price to the mobile apps developers

  • Eric Roach

    Never understood why these watches are built vertically when our arms are clearly horizontal in nature.