August 16, 2013 12:29pm
Samsung is expected to debut the Galaxy Gear
smartphone smart watch on September 4th alongside the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone phablet. The company has hinted many times it will bring a smart watch to bear, but it’s introduction alongside the company’s newest flagship — a One More Thing of sorts — will certainly add some interesting discussion to the somewhat tired notion of yet another phone reveal.
The Galaxy Gear will, according to Bloomberg, not come with a flexible screen — that will likely be saved for the second-generation version — but will sport Android, or a variation of it, and a quad-core Exynos processor.
Indeed, according to SamMobile, the insides of the Galaxy Gear read like a smartphone from just over a year ago: a 1.5Ghz quad-core Exynos 4212 SoC, 1GB of RAM, a 2MP camera, a 1.67-inch 320×320 pixel AMOLED display and, of course, Bluetooth and NFC support.
How the Gear will interact with the smartphone, or whether it will even need to, remains to be seen, but Samsung isn’t too careful about throwing the kitchen sink at a first-gen product and seeing what sticks.