Several rumors indicate that the Galaxy Gear, smart wristwatch from Samsung, will be officially unveiled on September 4. Now we know more about him.
The GigaOM leaked some purported specs of the smartwatch clock, and he seems to be quite powerful, bringing everything you would expect from a modern smartphone – but in the form of a watch.
The Galaxy Gear should come with a 2.5-inch OLED touchscreen, and a 2 megapixel camera built into bracelet. In addition, Samsung has managed to miniaturize the speakers about to integrate them in the body of the watch.
Inside, he would have a dual-core processor. According to SamMobile, this is a Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz dual-core with Mali-400 graphics chip. He must also use NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 LE to Exchange data with your smartphone.
In addition, there would be an accelerometer inside this pulse computer. This enables intelligent functions, how to activate the screen automatically when you lift the wrist.
It is worth noting, however, that the Galaxy Gear is not a cell phone: “he works with cell phones,” says a source to The Verge. There is no entry for chip, no data connection on the appliance. (The two smartwatches that Samsung has released in the last ten years are in fact mobile phones.) That sounds like a good news, since the components of cellular connection spend a lot of energy.
What about the apps? Apparently, they will be provided through the Samsung apps store, instead of Google. And to connect to other devices, the Galaxy Gear would use a proprietary protocol from Samsung. So, it would require a smartphone or tablet from Samsung to work.
This would allow some cool tricks for Android smart watches. According to PHONECATIONS, works like this: open the e-mail notification on the smartwatch clock, so grab your phone and voilà: he opens that email alone. Also there will be integration with Facebook and Twitter. But it seems that, Yes, the Samsung is building an ecosystem more closed to your smartwatch clock.
In two weeks, we will know if these rumors are correct. The Gizmodo Brazil will be at Samsung Unpacked event, and bring the news- including the Galaxy Note 3 – direct from Berlin. [GigaOM, SamMobile and The Verge]