Rumour: Samsung Galaxy Gear Has a Camera, Speakers, NFC, Bluetooth and More

By Gary Cutlack on at

Some supposed hardware specs regarding Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Gear smartwatch have been cobbled together online, revealing that it's a surprisingly powerful unit that should arrive featuring everything you'd expect of a modern smartphone. But in tiny watch form.

According to GigaOM, the Samsung Galaxy Gear will come with a 2.5-inch touchscreen display and will be accompanied by a camera built into the strap, plus Samsung has somehow managed to miniaturise speakers enough so that they can be integrated into the watch's clasp. It also uses NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 LE for pulling in data from your even smarter phone.

Also, fans of wanking jokes will be pleased to hear there's an accelerometer inside the wrist-mounted computer, which could be used for such clever features as activating the display when it's lifted up to your face. Apps are apparently provided via a Samsung app store rather than through Google Play. We'll hopefully find out on September 4th, when Samsung may just announce this thing. [GigaOM]