Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch rumored specs include an Exynos 4212

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch rumored specs include an Exynos 4212
Recently, we've gotten a couple rumors saying that Samsung is set to unveil its Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the IFA conference on September 4th in Berlin, but until now we haven't really known what to expect from the internals of Samsung's smartwatch. Luckily, there is a new rumor about the specs, including an Exynos 4212 chipset.

The Exynos 4212 is an odd chipset that came out in late 2011, but was too late for the Galaxy Note (which used the Exynos 4210), and too early for the international Galaxy S III (which used the Exynos 4412), so it has been somewhat underutilized by Samsung, only being used in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Still, the dual-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz with an ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU should be more than enough power for a smartwatch.

The Gear is also expected to include 1GB of RAM, a 1.67-inch (3cm x 3cm) AMOLED display (Bloomberg has previously said it will not be flexible) at 320x320 resolution, Bluetooth, NFC, and surprisingly a 2MP camera. All of these specs are on the not-so-credible side of the rumor spectrum, because it was an anonymous source, but the numbers seem believable, aside from the 2MP camera. 

source: SamMobile

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36 Comments

1. Caocao

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

That awkward moment when samsung's Galaxy smart watch is qualified to compete with the iphone in performance.

2. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

iphones suck ipads suck

27. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

stop making fun of yourself plz ;)

32. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

You mean on paper like other galaxy's lol.

3. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"Bloomberg has previously said it will not be flexible." PA's choice of thumbnail picture is a bit confusing.

22. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

i think it will be flexible in sense that it will be curved like G-Nex.

16. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

'Sammy' marketing machine: Yep flexible display coming out with s3 ! Wait..what ?! Premium design and materials coming out with the next s3 ! What ?! Open yr eyes maybe ?!

5. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

For those cold days we got a wrist warmer

11. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

no explosive like a Kamikadzes LoL

6. vaibhavaggarwal

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

270 PPI.....not bad....

7. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

A tablet/camera processor in a smart watch? No thanks. I'd prefer another smart watch over burnt wrists.

23. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

mars rover is working with just few mhz, lol, dont know what samsung is trying to achieve here with all this high specs. google just showed highest specs is not required to do simple tasks. i guess samsung needs a korean translation.

8. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

1GB RAM for a smartwatch!!! Dafaq! I just need to see the time and probably the date and maybe 1 or 2 features! The rest my phone can do. Why do I need another device that I will have to charge twice a day apart from my tablet, my phone, my laptop. my camera etc! I think these things are meant to make life easy... *sigh* All I do now is charge something one after another the whole day..!!

10. av911 unregistered

People are actually bitching about too much RAM on a device? What makes you think this device will need to be charged twice day?

12. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Read the specs. If it contains the 2011 exynos chipset with bluetooth, nfc etc then you will be tempted to connect your phone to it to receive calls and that means more battery drainage. How big do you think the battery will be here? So i am not wrong when I say it will need twice a day charge. And I am not bitching about too much RAM. The price is also a factor which will be more if it contains more RAM. Not everyone can afford high specs u knw! Thats all I need to say.

15. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

There is a device that will suit you. Its called a watch (the normal kind). If you dont want a smart watch then dont buy one. Simple

9. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Dual core 1.5ghz watch? Completely the wrong approach for wearable tech IMO. Keeping it cool and days of battery life is definitely the key. And if that cant be achieved yet then personally I think that Smartwatches and the ilk should wait a couple years and let technology catch up.

14. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yeah next we are going to see samsung release a quad core pressure cooker with 13mp camera and build in instagram app to share what u are about to have for dinner!

21. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

With removable battery and sd slot, right!?

34. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

isnt korea one of the asian country that already have an sd card slot somewhere located on a toilet bowl?

13. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Man... unless Sammy has some revolutionary battery tech up its sleeve for this thing it will blow.

17. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

It's amazing how we sometimes think we r more smarter than tech companies like we can do what they do. The watch is not out yet. Aome people should just Save their stupid comments when it is out. Only an idiot believes rumors and starter behaving like the device will turn out that way. What part of rumor don't some ppl understand?

18. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I really hate that black ui in the picture it reminds me of my previous galaxy, so will I go over "root your watch" or "best custom rom for your galaxy gear"

19. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I really hate that black ui in the picture it reminds me of my previous galaxy, so will I go over "root your watch" or "best custom rom for your galaxy gear"

20. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Wow...the cpu/gpu is better than the past Samsung flagship phones, like galaxy S2, galaxy note, galaxy nexus, cool!!!

24. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

i'm not sure but running a light task on a fast processor will produce less heat than a low spec processor...

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Funny i remember a few years ago like early 2004 or 2008 LG was the first phone watch with front camera in it before all these smart watches came out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDhRY1ce_wI

26. poping unregistered

i want a blue one... with transparent strap that can glow in the dark... and hope it ships with a bt headset... coool.......

28. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Beware might be burn your hand cause of heating Lol.

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