Alongside Galaxy Note 3, Samsung also showcased much awaited Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the press event held in Berlin late yesterday. Announcing the device, company revealed that the smartwatch will be available in 140 countries beginning September 25 this month, just like Galaxy Note 3.
As far as the specifications are concerned, most of the surfaced reports revealing internal details have been proved wrong. Samsung has managed to make the specifications of the device quite confidential till the launch.
In reports, the smartwatch was said to feature 1.67-inch display, 1.5GHz dual core Samsung Exynos 4212 SoC, 1GB RAM, ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU and 2MP camera. Some website had even reported it to boast 2.5-inch display, 4MP camera, and 8/16GB internal storage.
However according to Samsung, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch comes with
1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with 320X320 resolution. It is powered by 800MHz processor coupled with 512MB RAM. It packs 4GB of internal storage, 1.9MP auto-focus camera and 315mAh battery.
Among the other features, it has built-in speaker which can be used to make hands-free call directly from the watch. The watch also acts as a companion device which connects with smartphones using Bluetooth and notifies users of incoming messages, such as calls, texts, emails and alerts, delivers a preview of those messages.
In addition to these, the smartwatch comes with several preinstalled apps such as Banjo, eBay, Evernote watch, Line messaging service and lot more.
According to the company, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be available in several elegant colours including Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green. It will be available in US with a price tag of USD $299 indicating that the India price is going to around 20,000.
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