New specs leak confirms our fears: Samsung Galaxy Gear may only get 10 hours of battery life

New specs leak confirms our fears: Samsung Galaxy Gear may only get 10 hours of battery life
Earlier today, we talked about the potential issues that customers will have to look out for with the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Sony SmartWatch 2, because we're not convinced the hardware or software is ready for smartwatches yet. One big worry is battery life, and a new leak concerning the specs for the Galaxy Gear, it looks like battery life could be a problem.

The new leak confirms some of the specs that we have heard before for the Galaxy Gear, including a 2.5-inch OLED display at 320x320 pixels, a dual-core 1.5GHz SoC (which we have heard is the Exynos 4212), 1GB of RAM, speakers on the straps, accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and Android Jelly Bean. There are a few new specs of note though. The new rumor calls for a 4MP 720p camera, not the 2MP shooter we heard about in previous rumors. The device may also come in two choices of storage, which are listed in the report as 8GB and 6GB, which is an odd combination, so we wouldn't be surprised if that was a typo, and it were actually 8GB and 16GB. 

The other new bit of info is the worst. According to the report, the Galaxy Gear will only be capable of 10 hours of battery life. That is so low that we are hesitant to believe it. We'll have to see what Samsung has to say, because the unveiling is coming next week. 

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64 Comments

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Bad! No watch is good with 10hrs battery. I think Samsung is just showing it as a 'concept' device, and not a mass-produced product.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A concept that will crash and burn because I get the feeling the new Galaxy Watch will come bloated with features it doesn't need.

28. iushnt

Posts: 3160; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

what if this was not a galaxy gear but iWatch? you would love it right..lol

56. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

He would froth at mouth (his own confession) and start digging the ground to hide the iWatch after buying it ...

58. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If they toke the same watch and removed Samsungs apps and branding he would probably buy 10 of them.

36. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I can't imagine wearing a galaxy watch at the middle of the day and it suddenly turned off. So what's the use of a watch if you can't even check your time..

43. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It's funny because my fears are that it's going to have a booring design and it's going to be made of plastic..

45. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Please Guys, let your brains work,, the creators of that smartwatch will absolutely consider the battery life because it is a Watch.. They are not Stupid okay..

48. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I can only hope for Samsung that this rumor is not true. It would destroy all their tries to present themselves as an innovator. What speaks in favor of the rumor is that the device is small and therewith doesn't feature much space for the battery. What adds to that is that Android is a pretty demanding OS when it comes to hardware to run smoothly. But powerful hardware drains the battery. WP8 and iOS need fewer specs to perform smoothly. What speaks against this rumor is the common sense to not bring a 10h lasting watch to the market. Lets see how good Samsung really is.

2. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

why they just don't make suites with screens and large battery and a cooler system that will be awesome

12. Mercenary

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Go drunk,you are home!

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

they should come up with something.a smartphone cant even be "always on" for 4 days how is a 1.5 inch or 2.5 inch can? back to the blue print...

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i just want something like the Pebble...

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I honestly don't see this idea being all that useful.

7. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I honestly don't see this post being all that useful.

11. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

I honestly don't see this post being all that useful.

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I honestly don't see my post being all that useful.

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I honestly don't see my post being all that useful™ Lmfao®

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Have a cookie for your efforts.

29. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No Mxzypltlk Banned him Mxzy go away please & stop T®olling™

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2390; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It isn't, neither is the iWatch

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yeah, iWatch is the most useless one.

13. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

putting "i" in the word "watch" is a disrespect to watches around the world...

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

i stand for idiotic. s stand for stupid c stand for cheap Mxyzptik, there you go, much more creative than your assbites. Apple is really good at marketing and labeling its flock

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

At least the iWatch won't have the S-Plode feature.

23. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

At least the Galaxy Gear won't include the iPremium Price.

33. iushnt

Posts: 3160; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

at least it wont shock people to death and coma along with sky high price

51. tedkord

Posts: 17480; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Will it have the iJustgotshocked feature of the iPhone?

54. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

right, of course, it'll have the iBomb feature in it's stead.

64. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

no, it'll really on the official chargers to ishock and ifry it's owners.

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