Samsung has made the devices available for pre-booking. Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch are available in a combo range for an advance payment of Rs 2000. However, Galaxy Note 3 is available without Galaxy Gear smartwatch for the same advance payment. Note 3 has comes with a 5.7 inch screen and is thinner and lighter than its previous version. Samsung has incorporated a 13 megapixel rear camera in its new Note series product. The Galaxy Note 3 fosters a feature that will allow users to disable the phone when it is stolen or lost as well as remotely track or erase the data from the lost phones. The Samsung Galaxy Gear Specs comes with a 1.63 inch display with 320 X 320 pixel resolution. It sports a stainless steel body and is available in multiple strap colour options. The watch comes with a proprietary USB 3.0 charger and supported by 800MHz Exynos single-core processor. It also features Bluetooth 4.0 LE along with 1.9 megapixel camera, 720p video recording and speaker + 2 mics.
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.