Samsung Executive Confirms Smart Watch Launch at Sept 4th Galaxy Gear Event

Submitted by lalit on August 29, 2013 - 10:49am.

Samsung’s executive vice president, Lee Young-hee revealed that Samsung would launch a smartwatch and Galaxy Note 3 on Sept 4th in Berlin. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Event will take place two days before IFA consumer electronics fair. Lee Young-hee told Korea Times:

“We will be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on Sept. 4. The Gear won’t have a flexible display. The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry.”

Lee Young-hee also said that future wearable devices will use flexible display, but the smartwatch that will be launched on Sept 4 will have a “non-flexible display”. She added Samsung has been preparing the smartwatch product for a long time.

Since the rumors about Apple launching a smartwatch started earlier this year, Samsung executives have been constantly talking about how Samsung has been working on smartwatch for a long time and even released concept photos of smartwatches. So that people won’t see them as a me-too company following Apple again, like they did with smartphones.