Rumor: Galaxy Gear smartwatch specs to include dual-core Exynos 4212 CPU, 1GB of RAM and camera

by: Chris SmithAugust 16, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Gear concept

The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will reportedly be unveiled alongside the new Galaxy Note 3 at Samsung’s pre-IFA 2013 September 4 media event, but there’s already unconfirmed online chatter regarding its specs.

Sam Mobile says that it has received an anonymous tip about the device’s hardware, which it can’t confirm with its insiders – usually the details published by the website come from one of its trusted “informants.” Even in those cases, we advise you to take everything with a chunk of salt, so we’re going to double down on that considering that even Sam Mobile labels it as a rumor.

According to the tipster, the Galaxy Gear will pack a 1.67-inch AMOLED display with 320 x 320 resolution, 1.5GHz Samsung Exynos 4212 dual-core CPU, ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and NFC support.

Further fueling Gear rumors earlier today, a Bloomberg report revealed that the smartwatch will indeed be introduced on September 4, in Berlin, Germany, but said that it won’t have a flexible display.

What’s currently known about Samsung’s smartwatch-related projects is that at least one patent describing a smartwatch has been filed by Samsung, and that there is a Galaxy Gear trademark for such a product. A model number for the handset is also available, but unconfirmed – SM-V700.

We’ll be back with more details about the Galaxy Gear once we have them. Meanwhile, let us know what you’d like to see in such a Samsung product.

  • wow, that watch would have more power than my current phone,haha

    • poop

      Save for the resolution, same haha

      • D’Ander McSullivan

        With that tiny screen, it has almost the same pixel density than most high-end smartphones from 2012 with a not-that-high resolution. And you know, less resolution = more power.

  • jc_rodimus

    awesome. this little device is as powerful as an iPhone 5. I almost feel sorry for the isheep

    • abazigal

      Sure, if you intend to buy the watch solely for the purpose of boasting that it sports such specs, and not for practical use. We don’t even know how it will fare in areas like battery life and ease of use, or what it can do.

    • Dynamite

      You sholdn’t compare this year tech with a year old phone.
      Make a comparasion between this and upcoming quand-core @2,5 Ghz iPhone 5S with 2GB of RAM and GPU with more cores than this.

      • checkagain

        huh the 4412 is last years soc

        • Piyush

          than its powerful than s3and note 2 ;) , now what are you going to say.

          • George

            Your comment doesn’t make sense.

          • Piyush

            i am saying its powerful as iphone 5 , s3 and note 2

          • George

            It’s not actually.

            S3 and Note 2 use Exynos 4220 which is a Quad Core A9 based CPU paired with an overclocked Mali 400 MP4 GPU, and the iPhone’s Cpu may ne around the same performance but it’s GPU,PowerVR SGX 543 MP3 obliterates almost any mobile gpu out there right now.

          • Piyush

            yup , i know that , but resolution of this device is much lower than iphone 5 , so maybe it can bo on par too.

          • George

            Good point.
            Anyway, i don’t think many of us would use this for Gaming so I don’t think it matters. :P

      • Dakota Hester

        I wouldn’t think that the iPhone 5s would have a 2.5 GHz processor with 8 cores, but only 2 GB of RAM. I would think more along the lines of iPhone trying to catchup with it’s main rival, the Samsung Galaxy S4. So I would predict a 1.9 GHz processor with 4 cores and 2GB of RAM, and based on information from the past, the iPhone has not truly broke any speed records along the lines of processing speeds. And considering the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 has 2.3 GHz, I would expect to see the iPhone 6 (the one after the 5s) come out with this instead.

    • Piyush

      Sigh , when will people learn specs are not important. I think so you are happy with s4 lag.

      • Milan

        I have the s4 and it doesn’t lag that much (only occasionally), sure it’s not an iPhone but I’m perfectly happy with it and all those extra features like allshare.

    • George

      I love Samsung but this is ridiculous.
      The iPhone’s A6 SoC outclasses Samsung’s 4112, sorry bro.

    • swolequadsbrah

      Why would specs matter past the point of it not being laggy or slow? Why would I need an 8 core 3.2ghz processor in my phone? To watching pornhub and send a text 1.4% faster?

  • Gabriel

    Doesn’t this screen resolution conflict with the imagined design? The device pictured does not have a square display

    • ijKs

      The pictured device isn’t official. It’s not even from Samsung.

  • Roberto Tomás

    I don’t buy the cpu at all — a (relatively power-hungry) 32nm dual core from 2 years ago, when there is readily available A7 cores that would fit snugly in Samsung’s 20nm fab…

  • Siphiwe

    I bet after 3 years Samsung will release a 5″ smart watch.

    • poop

      Well, the whole watch could bring a huge screen with by making a flexible display cover the entire device.

      • Christopher Linnett

        maybe if it were a holographicallly projected 5″ screen. that would be cool… the tech for something like that can’t be too far away now can it?

  • lance

    as long as it doesn’t overheat & explode on my wrist…

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    • Sammy Sung

      lol… cook or blow is the question

  • Grman Rodriguez

    two comments
    1. Do we rally care about the specs on a watch?
    2. How would a camera work on that thing?

    • ijKs

      1. Not really, but it is still something people should know about before buying it.
      2. Probably a front facing camera

      • Grman Rodriguez

        OK fcc makes more sense (kinda)

        • ijKs

          Haha yeah, seeing as it will probably be a much worse camera then a smartphone, I’m guessing it will probably be used for things like facial recognition software or something very lightweight.

  • lezard

    If it supports mirror link that is all that I want

  • Idontknow

    I still don’t get the point of these. I mean it seems like a step backwards also with all the thieves and robberies in the world this is like flashing money on the wrist. At least with a smartphone even the dumbest person can leave it in his pocket when out and about.

    • Moku

      Would a thief really go up to someone and pull off their watch out of random from their wrist?

      • okamsrazor

        What would you do about it if they did? That’s right…nothing.

        • Moku

          Well, that would only be the case if I wouldn’t have it on securely. There is roughly a 99.99% chance that I would have it secured. Just think, would you let some random theif go up to you, unclip your watch, and run away with it? Think about it. Would you?

    • abazigal

      People have been wearing way more expensive watches like rolexes for years. Robberies certainly do happen, but I don’t see a smartwatch making yourself to be a bigger target for crime.

    • Jeremy

      Rumors say the watch may be equipped with a taser

  • ashi
  • good ideas

    It would be amazing if they added a small build in projector to it like the one that the galaxy beam has