Galaxy Gear smartwatch to come in 6 and 8GB models with only 10 hours battery life?
Each day we tick off the calendar takes us closer to the formal unveiling of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and while we already know most of its specs and even the colors it will be available in, some new info reveals details on its storage space and battery life. According to AmongTech, the Galaxy Gear will come in 6GB and 8GB models, and will feature only 10 hours of battery life.
While some will point out that it’s odd there’s a 6GB model instead of a 4GB one as is the norm, what’s even more odd (and worrying) here is that battery life. 10 hours just seems too low, with smartphones lasting upwards of 15 hours on average, so it wouldn’t be the greatest thing if the smartwatch runs out of juice before you even get home from work. Hopefully, the 10 hours of battery life is only on extremely heavy usage (though it remains to be seen what heavy usage on a smartwatch would include), so keep your fingers crossed for this one.
AmongTech also confirms other specs, like a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2.5-inch OLED display of 320 x 320 resolution, 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and Android Jelly Bean. The camera is pointed out to be a 4-megapixel sensor, and there will be speakers in the watch’s strap.
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