San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Samsung’s mobile business executive VP Lee Young-hee confirmed to The Korea Times that the company will be unveiling the new Galaxy Note III and the much anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch on September 4.
The launch date is strategically set before the opening of the IFA consumer tech show, where other tech companies are planning to release new products of their own.
Lee said the Galaxy Gear smartwatch will not feature a flexible display.
“We will be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on Sept. 4. 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 told The Korea Times.
Lee revealed very little details of the Galaxy Gear but it is believed to run an operating system based on Android. Rumors speculate that the smartwatch will have a camera found on the wrist strap.
Samsung will be the first company to officially release a smartwatch. Apple is also expected to release its version of a smartwatch called the iWatch sometime early next year.
As for the Galaxy Note III, its specs have been revealed through numerous leaks online. It will have a 5.9-inch screen and Ultra HD video camera.
“Samsung opened a new smart mobile device category back in 2011 with the introduction of the first Galaxy Note. Since then, smartphones with large screens have been a mainstream trend.
“As the creator of this category, we will introduce our customers to enhanced key features on our Galaxy Note devices,” Lee added.