Samsung is prepping a brand new smartwatch based mostly on Google’s quickly-to-be revealed Android Wear software program – and it’s referred to as the Samsung Gear Stay.
Samsung hit the smartwatch area pretty arduous at MWC 2014 with its Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Match units which all ran the corporate’s personal working system, Tizen, in contrast to the Android-powered Galaxy Gear it launched the earlier yr.
However now it’s going again down the official Google route, based on Alt1040.com and SamMobile. In line with the knowledge, the wearable will function a 1.63in Tremendous AMOLED contact show, a 1.2GHz processor with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of onboard storage capability, a coronary heart fee sensor, Bluetooth four.zero and a 300mAh battery cell. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Gear Reside (observe the absence of the Galaxy model identify) might be IP67 licensed for water and mud resistance.
SamMobile speculates that Samsung will merely take the prevailing Gear 2, load it with Android Put on and provides it a brand new identify, which is definitely potential as Samsung has been recognized to tug comparable tips prior to now (the Home windows Telephone based mostly Samsung Ativ S springs to thoughts as an efficient clone of its modern Andorid-based mostly Galaxy S counterpart). If so it's going to probably be the Gear 2 Neo, nevertheless, as Android Put on is at present not thought to help cameras and the common Gear 2 has one, whereas the Gear 2 Neo doesn't – there’s additionally no point out of a digital camera within the leaked spec.
The publication additionally notes that Samsung lately trademarked the Galaxy Put on identify, so maybe we'll see Samsung’s Android branding seem in some type.
Google is predicted to disclose a lot about Android Put on on the Google I/O convention, which kicks off later at present (July 25). That may possible embrace demonstrations on units, so perhaps the Gear Reside might make an look. When it comes to an announcement/launch, we will solely speculate, however Samsung is already considered unveiling the Galaxy Notice four and a “premium” model of the Galaxy S5 at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany, this September. Beforehand it additionally introduced the unique Galaxy Gear at this occasion because it paired with the Galaxy Observe three, so maybe we’ll see an analogous schedule once more this yr.