After a recent report confirmed that Samsung would unveil its new Galaxy Gear smart watch on Sept. 4, more information has come out regarding the smart watch’s technical specifications and colors.
A new report from AmongTech states that Samsung will release 6GB and 8GB models of the Galaxy Gear. What’s most concerning is new information about the smart watch’s battery life. The Galaxy Gear will reportedly only feature 10 hours of battery life. Most smartphones can last 15 hours, and if the Galaxy Gear is supposed to act as a companion to Samsung smartphones, it would be very disappointing for the smart watch to die before the phone.
The Galaxy Gear will reportedly release in four colors -- white, orange, gray and black -- according to one report. Following that, the Samsung will also ship the Galaxy Gear in white gold.
The new reports also confirm previous rumors about the smart watch’s processor and features. The Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch will run on a Samsung Exynos 4212 dual core, 1.5GHz CPU and 1GB RAM. The Galaxy Gear smart watch will feature a 320x320 AMOLED display that most expect to be rectangular, 2.5-inch screen and not flexible. The strap is expected to feature a 4-megapixel camera and speakers. The Galaxy Gear will feature Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC to connect to other Samsung devices, and is expected to run on the Android Jelly Bean mobile OS.
The Galaxy Gear is expected to release in late September or early October. In addition to the smart watch, Samsung is also expected to reveal the Galaxy Note 3 next week in conjunction with the Samsung Galaxy Gear.
Originally from Northern California, Ryan W. Neal came to New York to earn his master's in journalism from Columbia University. He joined IB Times April 2013, and is a writer...