It was just 2-3 days ago when we reported Bloomberg as saying that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Gear smartwatch feature voice calling facility, and now we’re hearing that this wearable smartwatch will not support in-built voice calling facility as claimed earlier.
According to The Verge, from where the fresh report emerged, the Samsung Galaxy Gear is just a companion gadget compatible with the Galaxy range of smartphones, and the watch is not a phone itself.
In another report, the technological blog GigaOM reveals that the upcoming smartwatch will feature 2.5 inches 320 X 320 pixel resolution OLED display, not AMOLED as rumoured earlier, although the blog confirms the presence of 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos 4212 processor, ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU and 1GB of RAM in the device.
Revealing some more details, GigaOM adds that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch will also include 2MPcamera, NFC chip and Bluetooth 4.0 LE support. It will be powered by Android 4.1 or 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and will pack tight integration with smartphones using Watch Manager app. It will also have built-in accelerometer that makes it possible to switch it on when it is moved up towards the eye.
Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch scheduled to be announced along with Galaxy Note 3 on September 4 at press events to be held in Berlin and New York simultaneously.
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