Samsung Galaxy Gear coming September 4th without flexible display, Apple to unveil iWatch this year

Samsung Galaxy Gear coming September 4th without flexible display, Apple to unveil iWatch this year
The Samsung smartwatch is coming. Samsung will announce its first smartwatch under the Galaxy Gear name on September 4th, according to Bloomberg. It will not feature a flexible display, as we have earlier seen in patent filings, but Samsung is continuing work on that technology for future devices. Samsung is also expected to officially unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note III phablet on the same day as the Galaxy Gear.

The Gear smartwatch will launch by the end of the year to counter a possible Apple iWatch. It will allegedly feature a phone call app (you should be able to make calls on it), web browser and an email application.

With the Gear, Samsung is among the first big manufacturers to join the wearable device race. The high-end smartphone market is allegedly nearing saturation and the smartwatch is largely seen as opening a new and important niche.

Apple on the other hand wants to unveil its iWatch by the end of the year as well. Cupertino is said to have assembled a team of 100 designers working on the device. 

Back to smartphones, Samsung is planning to release two new hero devices in 2013 in addition to the Galaxy S4. One would probably be the Samsung Galaxy Note III and the other one would be a smartphone based on the new, Samsung-made Tizen operating system.

source: Bloomberg

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25 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Hope it is waterproof..or get the smartwatch instead.

3. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Yeah, it better be waterproof. If I can get a normal watch that is waterproof down to 300m for cheap. I fully expect this to allow me to dive to the bottom of a pool and not have to worry about it. Otherwise it is just silly. I bet the carriers will require it to get its own data plan too. :/

6. ihatesmartphone unregistered

I'm just asking... Can you really dive down to 300m water deep?

11. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

300m stands for pressure that can withstand the device internally. And it refers to many situations not just depth. If you were to jump into a pool from a trampolin, the pressure that your watch "sees" is greater from the impact than when you just submerge slowly.

9. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

use the one with sony

2. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Finally! A wearable bomb.

12. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

the NSA will now be at your house shortly

13. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Lol.....

22. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Lol XD

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

No flexible display??? I was look forward to see one of those concept smart watch design with flexible display... still note III itself will be a big surprise...

7. jimjam unregistered

As long as the strap is flexible who cares!

8. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm willing to bet they'll have that ready by next year and leave everyone else who bought this version, upset.

17. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Wake up mate !!! 'sammy' was meant to bring flexible displays all the way from s2... same with designs and premium materials.. all these so called leaks is to make theeyr wet fan boys even wetter..unfortunately they disappoint all the time. Nothing suprises me about this manufacturer... Designed by nature and made for humans...because plastic is very natural !

5. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

O snap.

10. zennacko unregistered

"Apple on the other hand wants to unveil its iWatch " I see what you did there.

14. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

It's amazing how some ppl believe rumors. It could b a flexible display. Some Samsung never confirmed anything. So lets all wait and see what the 4th has for us. Pls ppl don't believe rumors like they r facts.

15. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

If sammy soesn't make it waterproof you'll always have the worry of going to the pool what if you get pushed in the pool

16. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

They you're f*cked, obviously.

18. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Best example of a brainless plastic fan boy. What if sammy doesn't make it Boeing proof and a Boeing crashes on top of your head and breaks yr plastic watch ?!

19. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

A watch that should be charged every day is not a real watch, I´ll keep my automatic ones, that uses just my energy

21. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

A watch that uses just your energy? What about that CR2016 under the hood running those gears there buddy?

23. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I´m not talking about quartz watches dude, I´m talking about real automatic watches with no battery and no electronics, for everything else, I use my smartphone

24. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Every watch has a battery. Fossil, Citizen, Rolex, any watch even the ones without electronics need a battery to power the gears. The batteries last like 3 years.

25. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

OMG man, I see that you really don´t understand anything about watches... I will help you a litlle, go to google and search the diference between a quartz watch and an automatica watch, and don´t ever say again that Rolex watches uses battery... they maybe in their entire copany life have made 2 or 3 models like that, but if you know someone that have a rolex that uses bateries, it is a completely fake...

20. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

I wish, it have 64 gig of ROM minimum, and 128 gig max to complete to the next iPhone 5s.

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