Update: Samsung’s next-gen smartwatch leaks online

Ian Hardy

February 22, 2014 8:54am

The Next Galaxy” is what Samsung teased in their 37-second video yesterday. Leading up to February 24th Mobile World Congress keynote event are a couple leaked images, courtesy of reputable device leaker @evleaks, of the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo.

The overall design of this next-gen smartwatch seem to take shape with a similar design to the original Galaxy Gear, both sporting cameras but these have a slimmer bezel and what looks to be a homescreen button. The OS looks to be Android — rumours earlier this week pointed towards Samsung loading Tizen onto the Gear. It’s also expected that the Galaxy Gear 2 will be their flagship smartwatch, while the Galaxy Gear 2 Neo will be a more affordable version.

Samsung will be live streaming their MWC event on YouTube this coming Monday.


Update: @evleaks provided an even clearer photo of the two devices, but claimed that neither are “Galaxy” branded. While it’s not clear what that means for consumers — will they coexist alongside the original Galaxy Gear then? — we’ll find out on Monday. -DB

Update 2 – Yet another image of the “Samsung Gear 2, 2014” has leaked online by @evleaks. Looks like that home button is making its way to the smartwatch. Note that the Galaxy brand is missing and could be that the rumours of this powered by Tizen OS are true – IH


Source: @evleaks

  • KiwiBri

    hmm.. lets hope they look better in person.. and are around $99

    • hardy83

      lol $99.
      The first one came out at what? $250-$300?
      I doubt this will be any different unfortunately.

      Also the battery will most likely be terrible like the first one.

    • steven_bauman_7

      I doubt they’d release a new watch without improving the battery even slightly

    • downhilldude

      I have a feeling that the tech reviewers got pre-production Gear, or something, as I never get less than 2.5 days on my watch. Frequently 3 to 3.5 days.

    • hardy83

      That’s all I’ve read on reviews of it. I don’t have it personally.

      I’d like a smart watch, but would prefer one that’s a full blown phone and looks like the wrist device that Leela uses in Futurama. lol

    • HeyYoWL

      You’re looking for the Neptune Pine. I personally wouldn’t want something like that though. Useful on it’s own, but then I’d need a dedicated SIM card for it if it’s to stand on its own without a cell phone, and while it’s possible to do things on a screen that small, it just wouldn’t be comfortable. Sticking your arm in front of you is ok for brief communications like you see in movies, but suppose you wanna browse online or talk for say, 5 minutes on the phone. Your arm is going to be super tired by then.

  • steven_bauman_7

    They look awesome!

  • Max Fireman

    Sure the bells and whistles will ring after a week or two, after that they will be boring. I quite enjoy my Pebble and it does alot for the price

  • KiwiBri

    Sammobile. com just reported that Samsung announced the watches at MWC

  • Will M

    The NEW GALAXY GEAR 2 looks as though it will re – invent A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!