Samsung smart watch
Samsung is planning to unveil a smart watch, dubbed Galaxy Gear, on Wednesday in Berlin. Reuters

Only three days before Samsung’s (KRX:005935) planned unveiling of its fabled Galaxy Gear on Sept. 4 in Berlin, images and other key details of the smart watch have been leaked online, suggesting that the wrist-mounted device could look like a miniature Galaxy S4.

Although Samsung has already confirmed that it will announce a wearable device on Wednesday, the company has not disclosed any details about the device’s features or specs. But, a report from VentureBeat, on Sunday, leaked a set of photos of the Samsung smart watch, which are said to be of a prototype sent to developers and selected partners.

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Gear smart watch allegedly leaked in photos, suggesting high quality OLED display. VentureBeat

Here are some key features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch, as reported by VentureBeat:

- High quality OLED display with a screen measuring about 3 inches diagonally.

- Samsung’s S Voice feature for voice commands.

- Preloaded Android apps for social media, health tracking and more.

- Integration with Galaxy S smartphones or tablets via Bluetooth.

- Wi-Fi for Internet access, including e-mail, even when not connected to a smartphone.

- A four-megapixel camera, built into the strap and small speakers in the clasp.

- Swipe function to access apps, camera and the photo gallery.

- Capability to initiate phone calls and view call logs from a paired smartphone.

- Power button on the side.

- 10+ hours of battery life.

According to the VentureBeat report, the photos were obtained from an internal promotional video, which showed that Samsung is planning to position the Galaxy Gear as a device with substantial focus on fitness and health tracking.

According to the report, the Galaxy Gear can track a user’s heart rate and calorie intake while working out at the gym. Users can also monitor their heart rates at any point of time by using a built-in heart rate monitor. Moreover, users can also track their food intake by taking photos of their meals.

According to a different report -- from GigaOM -- if the leaked photos in question belong to a prototype of the Galaxy Gear, there are chances that Samsung may come up with a different-looking and better-finished product at the highly anticipated launch.

The report cited an anonymous source who revealed some details about the Galaxy Gear. The notifications appear full-screen on the watch, with icons on the top and a two-line text at the bottom of the screen. According to the source, however, the smart watch does not have a built in browser and will need a paired smartphone to connect to the Internet.

Other likely features of the smartwatch, as listed by GigaOM, include a Samsung Exynos 4212 dual core 1.5GHz processor with Mali-400 MP4 GPU, NFC support, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, built-in accelerometer and other sensors.