Executive vice president of Samsung’s Mobile Business, Lee Young-hee, in an exclusive interview with The Korea Times revealed that the launch would take place next week at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin.
She cleared the air regarding the Galaxy Gear, “The Gear won’t have a flexible display. The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry.”
The Galaxy Gear would sport a 2.5 inch display, with 320 x 320 resolution and a dual core processor. Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for pairing with smartphone and most likely will require an app from Samsung App Store to work, meaning it would work exclusively with Samsung smartphones. There are also plans for the smartwatch to be able to make and receive phone calls, send emails and texts, store information and access the internet.
With just one week left, September 4 would also be the unveiling date for next generation of Galaxy Note. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to sport a 5.68 inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 13 mega pixel camera and 3GB of RAM.