Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch Goes Official With Rotating Bezel!

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After teasing it a couple of weeks ago, Samsung finally spilled the beans on the hotly anticipated Gear S2 smartwatch. The high-end Tizen OS wearable device with rotating bezel and IP68 rating will be on display during IFA in Berlin in two different variants – Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic.
Galaxy Gear S2

The sportier Samsung Gear S2 will be available with dark gray case with black silicon band, or silver case with white silicon band. The classic model on the other hand, will feature a black case and matching leather band.

Specs-wise, Samsung Gear S2 features 1GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory. The display of the smartwatch is a 1.2” fully circular Super AMOLED unit with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels and 302ppi.

Connectivity options for the smartwatch include Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC. A variant with 3G network connectivity and e-SIM will also be available.

Physical measures of Samsung Gear S2 are 42.3 × 49.8 × 11.4mm, while its weight tips the scale at 47 grams. The classic model is a tad more elegant with measures of 39.9 × 43.6 × 11.4mm and a weight of 42 grams. A 250mAh battery will power both devices – it is rated to last for 2-3 days of regular usage.

The 3G variant of the smartwatch will pack a larger 300mAh battery, which will last for two days of regular use. The measures of this particular variant are 44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4mm, while its weight comes in at 51 grams.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch alleged specifications

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We got to know that Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is a real deal and the gadget will be officially announced at the company’s Unpacked 2 event in Berlin on September 4. Now, another report fromSamMobile reveals the alleged specifications of the upcoming Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear will have model number “SM-V700″ and is said to sport a 1.67-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels. The smartwatch is said to be powered by an Exynos 4212 chipset with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, Mali-400 MP4 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. The list of features continues with 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy Gear

However, there is no official confirmation about these alleged specifications, so take it all with a pinch of salt and don’t keep your expectations too high.

We will be bringing you all the latest news from the Unpacked 2 event live. Make sure you tune to our website when the time comes.

Samsung to unveil Galaxy Gear SmartWatch on September 4

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Perhaps looking to spoil Apple’s September 10 iPhone 5S/5C party, Samsung of South Korea is reportedly set to make a major wearables-focused announcement six days ahead of Apple’s press conference. The South Korean conglomerate last week sent out invites for its August 4 Unpacked 2013 Episode 2 event to launch the Galaxy Note III.

As it turns out, the firm may have another surprise up its sleeve come August 4: a Galaxy-branded smartwatch designed to act as a companion device for its Galaxy smartphones and tablets…

SamMobile has apparently confirmed that Samsung will in fact launch the Galaxy Gear smartwatch (model number  (SM-V700) “on the same day it takes the wraps off its third-generation Note”.

The Samsung event is due on September 4 – that’s the first Wednesday in September – at 7pm local time / 1pm ET / 10am Pacific.

A pair of drawings in this post are taken from Samsung’s Galaxy Gear trademark filingwhich describes “wearable digital electronic devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the Internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages”.

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With a Samsung-branded smartwatch practically looming on the horizon and the Pebble being readily available across retail outlets nationwide, small wonder that Google, Microsoft,LG and others are ostensibly working on similar products of their own.

It’s worth pointing out this seeming flurry of activity in the wearable space is happening amidst persisting iWatch rumors.

For those who can’t make it to Berlin to follow along Samsung will provide a live stream of the presser in New York’s Time Square and on YouTube.

We’ll be watching the event as it unfolds to bring you up to speed with Samsung’s announcements – because it pays to know your competition.

Samsung Project J could bring us three devices: Galaxy S IV with wireless charging, S IV mini and… a smartwatch!

The Samsung Galaxy S IV is without a doubt the most anticipated Android device this year, and while there is still no official information about the upcoming Samsung flagship, here is an extremely interesting rumor. Stick with us here, the Samsung Galaxy S IV first leaked as Project J, and then was referred to in rumors by the Altius codename, which was later on associated with the GT-I9500 model name.

So basically, we can assume the Galaxy S IV would get released as theSamsung GT-I9500, if those rumors are to be believed. So far so good, looking back at things you’d logically assume the Galaxy S IV was also Project J.

And while that may be true, a leaked list of accessories suggests Project J is not just one device, but actually consists of three devices. And the Samsung Galaxy S IV is only one of those three. And while it is the most anticipated one, the other two might prove equally interesting.

But before we continue with those, let’s see what the leaked list of accessories for the Project J Altius (aka the Galaxy S IV) reveals. Apart from the covers and pouches, we have a 2,600mAh battery as an accessory. That is likely a replacement battery and we can assume the S IV will launch with 2,600mAh battery as well.

Next comes a wireless charging kit, so one could also think the S IV is getting wireless charging capabilities built in.

Moving on to the next on the Project J list is the J Mini Serrano, which could well turn out to be a Samsung Galaxy S IV mini of a kind judging by the three covers listed for it.

Finally, we have probably the most exciting piece of news. Samsung might be working on a smartwatch under the Project J Active Fortius codename. That is something strongly suggested by the accessories for the mysterious device – an arm band and a bike mount. Take a look at all the leaked accessories, obtained by Sammobile and let us know what you think about those upcoming gadgets.

Project J Altius:
– Clear Cover
– Flip Cover
– Protective Cover
– Pouch
– Extra Battery Kit
– Battery 2600 mah
– Wireless Charging Kit
– HDTV Adapter
– Headset

Project J Mini Serrano:
– Clear Cover
– Flip Cover
– Protective Cover

Project J Active Fortius:
– Arm Band
– Bike Mount
– Pouch