While we still wait for the official unveiling of the Samsung’s first wearable tech device, the Galaxy Gear smart watch, images of one of the prototypes of the Galaxy Gear smart watch has been spotted ahead of the September 4 launch, which has now been confirmed thanks to a company official.
Venture Beat has posted some images of the alleged prototype of the smart watch that it claims are stills from the Galaxy Gear promo video that has been made by an independent team which is reportedly working closely with Samsung. It also claims to have spent some time with it.
The site informs that the smart watch is about 3-inches in size diagonally, and has a square OLED display, as reported earlier. Though, the resolution has not been revealed. The site further notes that the smart watch would come in Dark Black and Grey colours, however the final version could be different, it suggests. Earlier, it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch will come in multiple colours. The site also notes that the smart watch camera would come handy in measuring the health data.
However, Gigaom claims that the final version of the smart watch is different and more finished than the device shown in the leaked image citing some sources.
Gigaom further notes some of the features of the upcoming smart watch including an OLED display which will measure around 2.5-inch diagonally and about 3-inch including the case. The smart watch is expected to be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 4212 processor along with Mali-400 MP4 GPU. Other features detailed include a camera, microphone and speakers integrated into the strap, NFC, and Bluetooth. The Galaxy Gear smart watch is said to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with the keyboard feature turned off. The site also notes that the smart watch will need a Samsung device with Companion app store to install apps on the watch. The battery backup of the device is said to be around 24 hours with normal use and 10 hours with active usage.