With a few days to go until the official unveiling of the Galaxy Gear, the detailed specifications of the Galaxy Gear have been revealed by Among Tech citing its sources in Samsung’s Texas warehouse. In previous reports, GigaOM revealed the specifications of the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch which is expected to be unveiled on September 4 at the Samsung’s Unpacking event at IFA 2013, Berlin.
According to Among Tech, the Galaxy Gear will pack a 4 MP front camera with 720p video recording and 2.5 inch 320×320 resolution display. It will have 1 GB of RAM, speakers placed on the strap and will come in two variants of 6GB and 8GB internal storage. The unhappy news is that it will offer a battery life of just 10 hours. This is really worse considering that even some of the Samsung’s Smartphones offer a better battery life. Unlike Smartphones, people can’t go on charging their Smartwatch twice or thrice in a day.
In related news, known leaker evleaks has leaked the first screenshots of the Galaxy Gear Manager app confirming its presence as an administrator for the Smartwatch. The images mostly contain the details from the past rumors such as its model number SM-V700, NFC pairing and other settings. According to these screenshots, users can connect their Smartphones to Galaxy Gear via a single tap using NFC and the eventual connection takes place via Bluetooth.
Using Galaxy Gear Manager, users can change the clocks, add applications or change settings of the existing apps directly from their Smartphones. The Smartwatch also comes with a nifty ‘Find my Watch’ feature which helps users in finding it in case they lose it. Despite such detailed specifications and details, we still don’t know whether it will support only Samsung Smartphones or any other Smartphone. We’ll find out on September 4 anyhow so you won’t have to wait long.
To recap, Samsung Galaxy Gear is rumored to pack a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, Mali 400 GPU, inbuilt speakers and is expected to run on Android Jelly Bean OS. It will use NFC and Bluetooth LE for connectivity and will have sensors for health applications, swipe and gesture features and related battery optimizations. It was also rumored earlier that it will work will phones but won’t have a call facility onto itself. It will come with a non-flexible display.
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