Rumoured Samsung Gear 2.5 May Also be a Sci-Fi Wrist Phone

By Gary Cutlack on at

Korean news sources are suggesting a reworked version of Samsung's Tizen-powered Gear 2 smartwatch may appear soon, with the hardware upgraded to feature an internal USIM module that'll let wearers place voice calls via their wrists alone.

According to the Korea Herald, Samsung plans a team-up with Korean network SK Telecom to launch a voice-ready Gear 2, which would, initially at least, only go on sale in Samsung's home market. It'll be bad news for an already seriously stressed miniature battery, but has to be a foreshadowing of a world in which smartwatches morph into full replacements for mobile phones, rather than just existing as fancy second screens for your useless notifications. [GForGames via Techradar]