While we were quite excited with VentureBeat’s scoop of Samsung Galaxy Gear images, a new report has been come forward via technological blog GigaOM that claims the images published by VentureBeat are of prototype of smartwatch which were sent to the developers in the past, and the original smartwatch featuring gracious design is sitting somewhere ready to be announced on September 4.
In contrary to the report of VentureBeat, the blog notes that the Samsung Galaxy Gear will indeed feature 2.5-inch square OLED display, and not 3-inch as VentureBeat’s claim.
In addition to these, GigaOM reports that the upcoming Galaxy Gear smartwatch is powered by latest version of Android i.e Android 4.3 with no browser and keyboard tuned off. The reports also confirms that the smartwatch is compatible with not only Samsung’s Android device, but with any smartphone that comes with Bluetooth LE support.
The blog further confirms that the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is powered by 1.5GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 4212 SoC coupled with Mali-400 MP4 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The smartwatch also has 8/16GB internal storage and built-in NFC to connect the device with smartphone in single tap.
According to the blog, the Samsung Galaxy Gear will offer a battery backup of 24 hours on modest use and 10 hours with a more active use. This is certainly better than the a total of 10 hours+ battery life that we have been hearing about until now but still not ideal.
Take a look at the specifications we know at the moment:
- 2.5-inch OLED display with 320x320p resolution
- Android 4.3 with no bowser and keyboard turned off
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor (Exynos 4212 with Mali 400 GPU)
- 1GB of RAM and 8/16GB internal memory
- 4MP camera
- Microphone, Speakers
- Built-in NFC, Bluetooth and Accelerometer
- Compatible with any smartphone having Bluetooth LE
- To be managed by Gear Manager app