Samsung will be unveiling its new Galaxy Gear smartwatch next week, confirming previous reports. Speaking with Korea Times (via GigaOM), Lee Young-hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile division, stated that the device will be introduced on September 4th. The event will be held a few days before the IFA electronics conference begins in Berlin, Germany, on the same date that the company will debut the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone.
According to Young-hee, the "wearable concept device" will not include a flexible display, and is intended to "enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience." The executive continued by saying that Samsung is prepared to create additional wearable concept products in the future. Additional details regarding the Galaxy Gear have not been announced, although it is expected to run a version of Android.
Samsung is just one of the few companies making moves in the smartwatch market. Sony will be releasing its second generation SmartWatch next month, and the popular Kickstarter project Pebble recently made its way into Best Buy stores. Rumors suggest that Microsoft and Apple are working on smartwatches as well.
Source : ign[dot]com