This week in an interview in Korea a Samsung executive by the name of Lee Young-hee has not only confirmed the existence of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch once again, but has pinpointed the reveal date for September 4th. This places the reveal squarely on top of IFA 2013 and a Samsung event that’ll likely also be showing off the Samsung Galaxy Note III. These devices will also likely work together with one another wirelessly right out of the box, so to speak.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear was spoken about in an interview with the Korea Times where Lee Young-hee, Samsung’s executive vice president of mobile, has suggested that Samsung’s Berlin event at IFA will be home to the first look the public will have at the “wearable concept device” called Galaxy Gear. Lee also suggested that the Gear will not have a flexible display, but will be adding “momentum” to the mobile industry.
“The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry.” – Lee for Samsung
While the note that this will be a “concept” device may show signs that Samsung does not intent to release the machine to the public without further refinement, it’d be entirely rare for Samsung to do such a thing. While a company like Apple isn’t seen as doing something out of the ordinary in showing off the Mac Pro (2013) early in the year only to put the device on sale later in the year, Samsung is still a group which regularly shows off devices only to put them on sale in the weeks following said showing.
Lee also suggested that as Samsung was the first to open a “new device category” back in 2011 with the Samsung Galaxy Note, they’d also be bringing “key enhanced features” with the series in this September 4th unveiling. Have a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Gear timeline below for more information on this smartwatch and stick around SlashGear on the 4th of September to see the whole show!
VIA: USA Today