Bloomberg confirms Galaxy Gear is coming next month, no flexible display

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 16, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Gear concept

Just a couple of days ago, a report from Sam Mobile claimed that the rumored Galaxy Gear is real and coming soon. But Sam Mobile has been known to be wrong about its leaks from time to time, so it’s good to get confirmation about the Gear smartwatch from a more authoritative source.

Bloomberg, an outlet with reputation beyond reproach, just confirmed that the Galaxy Gear is indeed going to be launched alongside the Note 3 at Samsung’s Unpacked Episode 2 event in Berlin.

Citing “people familiar with the matter”, Bloomberg says the Gear will be able to make calls, surf the web and handle e-mails, and that the device will be powered by an Android version. The publication also refuted the speculation that the Gear would be the first device to feature a flexible display. As we’ve heard from other sources, Samsung is working on flexible displays, but the technology isn’t ready for prime time just yet.

That’s about all the hard info from the Bloomberg report, which goes on to speculate that Samsung has rushed to offer a wearable computer before Apple, which is reportedly planning a similar device for this year.

Would you buy a smartwatch from Samsung? If yes, at what price?

  • shitfeather

    I would buy a slim one at 150$ but I suspect it will cost double that.

  • Ivan Myring

    Depends how it measures up with the Sony sw2

    • lil bit

      Yep, and knowing Samsung I can already feel the bloat and gimmicks. Clean open source software for me, Sony Sw2 no doubt.

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    I would at $100

  • TournaFlyer

    I just want a slim “shirt pocket” handset to go along with the Note. Kinda’ like Sony’s.

    • Sean Karpa

      I have one already, its called a cell phone with roughly a 4” display. Cool Stuff.
      Anyone ever notice the push for bigger phone screens is turning to the push for smaller screens somewhere else?

    • Jaun Lombard

      Its called a Bluetooth earpiece…been around for years now…

  • Jared Hildebrandt

    depends on durability and fit.

  • brendan soliwoda

    I’m kinda hoping this report isn’t true and it has a flexible display, but i’ll probably buy it either way.

  • Joshhud

    i already have a donation in for Kreyos, but we willl see how this goes, might be selling that.

  • sammyGoinDown

    Sammy is just full of disappointments this year and the products are not even actually out yet. Can’t wait because once it out there will be even more disappointments.