More news from the rumour mill as we received news that Samsung may launch their SmartWatch Tomorrow, 4 September! Samsung sent out invites earlier to an ‘Unpacked’ media event scheduled for Wednesday. The images are from VentureBeat who claims that:
Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the watch.
Here it is.
…this weekend, a source showed us one of the prototypes sent to developers and a few select partners. Note that Samsung is highly security conscious in protecting its designs, and occasionally sends off prototypes that don’t mirror the final design. But it won’t be far off.”
If these are accurate then they are not really what we expected. It’s a bit chunky don’t you think? As for the device, it’s said to feature a 3-inch OLED display and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for connecting to other S-family gadgets and the web. It also has a 4-megapixel camera built into the strap, and tiny speakers built into the clasp.
And of course, it’ll have all kinds of software features as well: S-Voice voice commands, apps for social and health tracking, and integration with Samsung smartphones and tablets. It will also be able to initiate calls and access the web.