Samsung president confirms the Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be unveiled on September 4

Samsung president confirms the Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be unveiled on September 4
As it often happens with Samsung products, a high-ranking executive from the company has confirmed to the media that a certain device is indeed going to be announced very soon. In this case, it's the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, as Samsung Mobile VP, Lee Young-hee, has informed the KoreaTimes that the intriguing device will see the light of day on September 4 - just before the official start of the IFA 2013 expo that's going to take place in Berlin.

Thankfully, the VP has even shared some interesting details about the device itself. Most important, perhaps, is the fact that the Galaxy Gear will not feature a flexible screen. What's more, Lee Young-hee describes the Galaxy Gear as a "wearable concept device", and he also states that Samsung is "confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry." Beautiful words coming from the mouth of an ambitious executive, but exactly how much value such a gadget is going to bring to the mobile industry is yet to be seen. What seems more certain is that Samsung is currently considering its upcoming smartwatch more of an experiment that will be used to see if there's a real niche for such products.

It's now pretty much certain that the Samsung Galaxy Gear will be running Android, and we're curious to see exactly what kind of custom user interface is going to be found on top, in order to make the functionality of the device more easily accessible, considering the presumably tiny screen. Unofficial reports are claiming that the Gear smartwatch will sport a 1.67" AMOLED (320x320 pixels) display, along with 1GB of RAM, 2MP camera and the Exynos 4212 chipset.

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29 Comments

1. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

This will be the biggest date to go down in history. lol

7. siva239

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

nah its gonna be Sept 10 ;)

10. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

coz ur gonna mature that date...?

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Cause of a smart watch thats been done so many times by so many other. And some done it so well that its selling greatly like the pebble smart watch? Its not the date first iphone was announced and its not the day first ipod was announced. Samsung will bring note 3 and a smart watch. Great news but nothing that will be remembered down the road in 5 years.

25. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

This article is a joke right? It looks like a TAMAGOCHI!

2. papss unregistered

Ugh.. I hope it doesn't look like that and I hope Ss doesn't make it cheap looking with hyper glaze

3. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Bring it, Samsung ! ^_^

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Compact S4 on the wrist... What another S4 version??? LOL... Bring it on Sammy...

22. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

S4 Wrist Watch Companion (i would buy that)

5. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

The little S4 looks so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (I'll buy it if they make it $50 or something :D)

12. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

ya it will $50 on contract....:D

21. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i was thinking the same thing when i saw the pic lol

6. isaias

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I think I will upgrade my Sony smartwatch to this one.

8. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

i can not believe it will end up looking like that. How on earth does samsung stay in business, it's as mind boggling as apple. Literally a s4 for your wrist.. what is the world coming to

13. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

hope you´re joking...cuz the pic is -.-

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's called a mockup, guy. Perhaps you've heard of them? That looks like an S4 for your wrist because it's a shrunken down version of one. There are no pics of the Galaxy Gear.

16. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Idiot.

23. g2a5b0e unregistered

Thank you for saying what I actually wanted to say.

24. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

haha!

18. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Even though this was a dumb comment I wouldn't be surprised for it to turn out like a phone on your wrist lol

27. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'd rather it look like this, than the gawd awful renders that PA has been showing lately. Those are HORRIBLE. I really hope it's fairly streamlined, rectangular in shape and looks like a WATCH.

9. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

wow... waiting for the "Galaxy smartwatch NOTE"...

11. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

no full-HD display??? lolz.

14. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Swatch = swatch = court war

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

A new tangible shiny target for thieves to identify you as a potential victim. On a side note. Wonder how well it sheds its heat other then through your skin/blood.

20. zombiewolf115

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

i rather wait to see googles on smartwatch. i dont want my watch to be covered by ugly touchwiz

28. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Have you even used touchwiz? I used to be a pure google... purist. Give me plain, unmodified Android or nothing! Since I got my Note 2 however, that's changed. I actually find that I like the touchwiz modifications quite a bit, at least many of them. I like the mms app, the dialer is good, and their implementation of contacts as well. I also like how the samsung calendar is.. FAR FAR better than what Google has. I rooted my Note 2 and tried vanilla Android - I was surprised that I had to go back to touchwiz!

29. Mobilephile

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

1.67"display is too small

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

How big do you want it to be?! It's a watch, not a phone.

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