Posted by Danny D. 9 months ago

Samsung to unveil Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Band at MWC


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Samsung is all set to hit hard at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, early next year. Thanks to all the leaks and patents fillings, we have a pretty good clue at what we will be seeing from the Korean tech giant at the event. Samsung will most probably be refreshing its Galaxy Tab lineup, introducing new Galaxy Note devices and will also be launching the long-awaited Tizen smartphone. However, it looks like we might see something more which we weren’t expecting, at least at the MWC. There is a high possibility that Samsung might unveil its next generation Galaxy Gear 2 and the Galaxy Band at the event as well, reports The Korean Herald.

“Samsung is currently working on the Galaxy Gear 2, and the product will be surely released early next year,” said Lee Seung-woo, an analyst at IBK Securities. Another close source to Samsung, speaking anonymously, told The Korean Herald that Samsung is working on bringing the Galaxy Gear 2 under spotlight at MWC. “It’s a high possibility,” the source said.

Complete specifications of the next generation Galaxy Gear are still unknown, but the device is expected to feature a flexible organic light-emitting diode display. Earlier this year, Samsung filled a patent of a device which everyone thought was the actually the, already announced, Galaxy Gear but it came out completely different than what we had expected. So, who knows the Galaxy Gear 2 could actually look like this:

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Another expected device at the MWC is the Galaxy Band, which is reportedly a health and fitness wristband which can monitor physical conditions, such as pulse and blood pressure. Today, Samsung Display actually showed something like this in a video which was published on their website in which they were giving an idea of what to expect from them in the near future. So, this type of devices might actually be coming real soon. However, this is all speculation and nothing is officially confirmed yet, so take this news with a pinch of salt.

Mobile World Congress is going to be held from 24-27 February in Barcelona, Spain. We will be there live covering the latest Samsung news as it happens, so stay tuned!

Source: The Korean Herald

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6 comments on “Samsung to unveil Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Band at MWC

  1. ReaperChief 9 months ago said:

    I just hope the Galaxy Gear 2 is waterproof.. This is the only thing that was keeping me from buying one..

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    • AquilaSol 9 months ago said:

      A longerlasting Battery would also be preferable, 6 hours isn’t even enough to get you through an average 8-6 workday…

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      • hogar 9 months ago said:

        What lasts 6 hours? My Gear lasts 36 hours and My Note 3 lasts 20 hours. Maybe an S2 or a Note 1 without battery saving mode?

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        • scottlohr 9 months ago said:

          the battier that came with my galaxy note 3 it last about 24 hours but with the new extended battier by zerolemon i am 48 hours so far and only used 35% of the battier power so i still have 65% to go think i can last about 1 week on a single charge

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          • ReaperChief 9 months ago said:

            Yeah.. well.. battery really isn’t a problem for me. 1 day and a half is pretty okay for a device like the gear. Besides, I recharge all my gadgets everyday anyway. As I said.. the real usability solution is waterproofing which the Sony Smartwatch 2 and the Pebble already have(but their functionality is not enough for me).

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  2. smsgs2 9 months ago said:

    If the Galaxy Band is supposed to be a wrist wearable, does it not make sense to include this functionality in the Galaxy Gear 2 itself? Gear 2 will also be priced over $200 so asking us to pay for another wristband would be like cheating customers.

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