Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to be bundled with a new Gear 3 smartwatch?

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to be bundled with a new Gear 3 smartwatch?
Samsung may be readying a third generation Gear smartwatch for the second half of this year - despite the fact that the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are still brand new devices (being released in April).

According to undisclosed industry sources that talked to The Korea Herald, Samsung’s next-gen smartwatch (possibly called Gear 3) should be bundled with the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, which is expected to be officially announced in September. Last year, both the Galaxy Note 3 and the first Galaxy Gear were unveiled at IFA in September, so we shouldn’t be surprised to see Samsung doing something similar this year, with new models.

While there is no word on what the Gear 3 will bring, we assume it’s going to be based on Tizen - like the Gear 2 (pictured above) and Gear 2 Neo.

Before introducing the Gear 3, Samsung is expected to launch a smartwatch called Gear 2 Solo. This may resembles the current Gear 2 model, but it should add support for SIM cards - thus allowing users to place calls without the help of a paired smartphone. The alleged Gear Solo could be available as soon as July in South Korea and the US.

Samsung is also working on a smartwatch based on Google’s Android Wear. This, too, could be introduced later this year - but we'll see what happens. 

source: The Korea Herald

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Woooooow that's sounds too good to be true to bundle a smart watch with a flagship phone it probably will be in the $399 range on a contract then who's knows.

5. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

It depends on what they mean by "bundle." You were able to "bundle" an original Gear with the Note 3 but the watch still cost $300.

12. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

It depends on how they price it. I'd say that it should be no more than $400 on a 2 year contract with ANY carrier. I know one thing......the Note 4 better be 2-3 steps ahead of the Note 3 since it'll share the same screen size

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Hey what is this Samsung news doing here today? Apple only gets about 5 days per year where they actually have real news shouldn't this Samsung rumor been held off till tomorrow out of courtesy for the underdog?

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I'm guessing the non-Apple news is something of a public service benefit for the PhoneArena users. It's common knowledge that too much iNews in one day is somewhat toxic for most people. Basically it is somewhat sickening to the stomach seeing so much of Android (or whatever Apple is copying) being copied by Apple, spraypainted white, and then claimed to be Apple innovations.

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Interesting term, "underdog." Last I saw, Apple still made the best-selling tablet, smartphone, and laptop, and Samsung makes the best-selling...phablet? Apple still makes the biggest share of mobile profit, and Samsung is second. I do not think the term "underdog" means what you think it means.

14. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Underdog in terms of features, in terms of copying and in terms of OS and UI.

13. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

because nobody cares about iJunk.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Samsung has to get their smartwatch program going somehow. Otherwise it will end up just like "3D TV" -- a solution without a problem. Hopefully Samsung will focus on better battery life and secure support for third party apps.

17. ez31k

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

What the hell is a 3D TV?!?! LOL JK....JK XD

18. justinnmas

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

Ya because 3d is such a gimmick.... Only almost every movie released this year and next year is released in 3d.. Im loving watching 3d movies and 3d xxx on my 110 inch projector with my benq w1070... and im not trying to sound like a rich brat... You can pick up my projector and screen for under 1k and its awsome... 3d rulesssss. 3d porn is amazing...

4. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

New smartwatch? Hope they put more functionality into the smartwatch so that it can operate more without a smartphone connection

7. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Samsung.. King of bloat softwares and now soon to be king of bloat hardware.

9. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I wouldn't buy any other phones without Samsung bloat softwares. It seem like others are taking those bloats one by one. Hey Siri or dual cam mode for HTC One..

10. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Others will follow Samsung releasing smart watch every six months. So don't be such iGnorants. Too bad others already following Samsung releasing varieties of devices. More choices are always better.

15. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Samsung King of Android.

16. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

You can disable all the bloatware at least.

11. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

say wat...i was already in...now you just kissing my

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