It has been recently revealed that Samsung will be unveiling an Android Wear smartwatch after all, and now we might have a name. Called the Samsung Gear Live, this device will be unveiled at Google I/O 2014, and the leaked specs that we are seeing makes it look a lot like its camera-less Gear 2 Neo smartwatch.
For starters, there is that same 1.63-inch screen, which is also around the same size as the G Watch. But unlike LG’s smartwatch, Samsung’s has a resolution of 320×320, similar to that of the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. The processor seems to have been boosted a bit, said to be a 1.2 GHz CPU. Unsurprisingly, there is only 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. The 300 mAh battery is worryingly lower than the G Watch’s leaked 400 mAh. With no mention of a camera resolution, we can only presume there will be no camera sensor here as well.
The Gear Live is definitely an unexpected turn of events. It is largely believed that Samsung is trying to strike its own path with wearables when it ditched the full-blown Android of the Galaxy Gear for a relatively unknown Tizen on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. It might be in Samsung’s best interests to keep one foot in Google’s territory and loyal fans of the manufacturer will most likely appreciate that it won’t totally go off path.
We will know tomorrow at I/O 2014 if any of this comes to fruition. No pricing details have been left but the leak does mention that the Samsung Gear Live is slated to launch as early as July 7.