Rumor: Galaxy Gear to offer 10 hours battery life, 4-megapixel camera, 6/8GB of memory

August 29, 2013
Samsung Galaxy Gear concept

    Samsung Galaxy Gear concept

    More specs and features for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch have been mentioned in a new report, with a few days to go until the device becomes official.

    Expected to be introduced on September 4 alongside the Galaxy Note 3 in Berlin, Germany, the Galaxy Gear has been the star of plenty of reports, with many of them offering plenty of unconfirmed details about the smartwatch.

    Now, AmongTech has apparently learned from its “sources working at Samsung Warehouse located in Texas” even more details that complete the specs sheet for the Galaxy Gear.

    Previous reports did say that the handset will have a 2.5-inch OLED touchscreen display with 320 x 320 resolution, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC connectivity, camera, speakers, accelerometer, and run a Jelly Bean-based OS version.

    In addition to the specs above, AmongTech says the Galaxy Gear packs a 4-megapixel camera with 720p video recording, speakers placed in the strap, 1GB of RAM, and 6GB or 8GB of storage – apparently two models will be available.

    Finally, the smartwatch is said to offer only about 10 hours of battery life.

    Naturally, these specs can’t be confirmed at this time, so we’ll just have to wait for the Galaxy Gear to be unveiled.

    We will note that images, pricing details and launch dates are still unavailable, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see them mentioned soon, even before the actual announcement of the smartwatch.


    • hua

      ultrapixel camera?! :P

      • Lisandro O Oocks

        No ultrapixel is something made up by HTC.

    • melhiore

      10h battery life?? Interesting…

    • john

      WHY ONLY 10 HOURS!!!!!! samsung is the worst company in the mobile tech industry, they overlook small things that make there products pieces of shit they try and skimp out on optimization and make things with far more power than are needed because they are stupid and short sighted.They also make far too many products to put decent quality or design into any of them except for there precious “S” “Note” Lines. I hope that Apple, Sony, Blackberry, HTC, Motorola, Nokia and LG surpass them and put that terrible stupid company in there place, HELL (or at least obcelesence)

      • klp

        stop hating, you loser.

      • Alex Alexander

        10 hours in standby or working?

      • End in sight

        Can you tell us how you really feel?

        Just kidding, I feel your pain, kinda. Samsung is the biggest in Android and yet I disagree with so many of their decisions, it seems. In fact, I still can’t bring myself to buy anything they have made. (I had the Nexus 10 for a day and returned it. Then I had the blue Ativ and sent that back after 2 days.) I like my friends’ s3′s and s4′s, but well…

        But, back to your post: do you really think Blackberry can surpass Samsung?

    • Timepiece

      10 hours! Rofl.

    • Luka Mlinar

      10 hours? Hey i’m not charging my watch twice a day what is wrong with them. BTW if any manufacturer is reading this. Wanna make your watch better then any other smart watch out there? Two words: wireless charging.

      • Daniel

        Yeah I will stick with the pebble.

        • Lisandro O Oocks

          Yes! or rumor more hours!!! If you’re gonna rumor at least increase the hours on the battery life. That rumor makes the watch useless.

      • Jusephe

        That’s the cost for that unnecessary dualcore processor. And 10 hours is propably battery life without doing anything but displaying time.

        • Luka Mlinar

          This would be my guess as well. I don’t see the point of a watch if i need to press a button to see the time. Makes no difference then taking the phone out of my pocket and checking the time.

    • Wazzifer

      Watch this being $250+. Ugh. Damn you Samsung.

    • Joaquim Amado Lopes

      Before commenting the “10 hours of battery life” part, read the first word off the headline.

      • abazigal

        So we aren’t allowed to share our opinions just because it is still an unverified rumour?

        • Joaquim Amado Lopes

          I apologize. Apparently, the censor in me made an appearance although I can’t see where. All I see is an observation that the 10 hours battery life is nothing but a RUMOR and should be commented as such.
          If and when it is confirmed, we can all laugh at a complete fail from Samsung. Until then it is utter ridiculous, particularly the idea that that is the battery life with the smartwatch doing nothing but displaying time.
          And I don’t get why it would need to be displaying something (time or whatever) all the time. It makes a lot more sense for the home screen to come up when there is an alert or by a touch on the display or movement of the wrist.
          As NexusKoolaid wrote, a smartwatch battery life has to be measured in days (plural), not hours. And wireless charging is practically a must but to charge the smartwatch over night, not during the day.
          Anyway, I apologize again for trying to do whatever I tried to do to your freedom of speech.

        • Joshua Hill

          The way you misrepresent people, you definitely shouldn’t be allowed to share your opinion.

    • simpleas

      i must admit 10 is a lil to low for a watch..

    • End in sight

      How much is this thing supposed to cost?

    • renz

      Lol so now we have to recharge our watch at least once everyday? I thought we only changing battery once a year for a watch :D . also will it get hot like smartphones when running heavy application on it?

      • abazigal

        I bought my watch 5 years ago and haven’t had to change its battery even once so far…

    • Alu Zeros

      lol, smartwatches seem like a great idea, but the design of it seems to be stalled behind due to the technology.

    • SeraZR™

      NO Thanks ……

      • Blowntoaster

        why not. buy this and then you can finally ditch that 1992 Seiko Kinetic of yours…

        • SeraZR™

          o.O i don’t have a Seiko watch :p

    • jamesinkorea

      This thing Has FAIL written all over it.

    • NexusKoolaid

      I’ve been wearing a G-Shock watch, and I like it because I never have to charge it or change batteries (it has solar recharging), I never have to set it (syncs to atomic clock in Colorado), and it’s waterproof and impact resistant so i never have to worry about damaging it. If my watch were missing any one of these features I probably wouldn’t own one.

      I imagine this watch has accurate time handled, but what about battery life and durability? A smart watch needs to have battery life that’e measured in days not hours or it’s not worth the hassle, IMO (though wireless charging might address this issue).

    • kimLJT

      this is not a joke right? :-/