Samsung to Unveil New Smartwatch ‘Galaxy Gear’ on Sept. 4, Patent Design Out

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics will unveil its new gadgetsmartwatch called Galaxy Gear at a Berlin Show on September 4, 2013.

The pictures of thesmartwatch are already circulating on the Internet, but Samsung is tight-lipped about its launch or its specifications.

The company is planning to launch its Galaxy Note 3 immediately after the show but the smartwatch is likely to be launched early next year.

The company has already submitted a patent application for the smartwatch“Galaxy Gear” in the U.S. and Korea. The Korean Intellectual Property Office application shows the Galaxy Gear more like a wristwatch with a metal frame and synthetic fiber.

Samsung had earlier in 1999 tried to float a wristwatch but the concept failed to take off and it remains to be seen whether the new one fits the digital wave or not.

Other tech companies in the race making wrist watches include, Apple with its iWatch set for release on September 10. Apple has so far employed 100 designers and product developers to make the iWatch and its application for patent is before the authorities in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the U.S.

The patent application by Samsung filed before the Korea Institute of Patent Information on May 31, 2013 with model number SM-V700 shows the basic design with the location of the power button, USB port, speaker/mic, and capacitative touchscreen with back and menu buttons.

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