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Samsung Gear 3 to feature curved display

Samsung Gear 3 smartwatch concept, wearable expected to feature curved display and Tizen OS
Samsung Gear 3 concept
The new Gear smartwatch is expected to show up at IFA 2014 next week featuring a curved AMOLED display and loaded with Tizen OS.

While Samsung may not announce a round Galaxy Gear wearable in the next few months, it seems that a new Gear smartwatch could debut next month in Berlin, during the IFA 2014 show. Samsung Galaxy Gear 3 is expected to feature a curved display similar to the one of the existing Gear Fit, most likely one that uses an AMOLED panel.

According to PocketNow's inside source, the display of the Samsung Galaxy Gear 3 will be slightly rectangular, but only "a bit taller than the Gear 2's display" and not as radical as the Gear Fit's. The device will have a very curved design, which is expected to be "significantly more curved than the Gear Fit." In addition to the screen changes, the Gear 3 will also feature a rectangular home button but will also avoid Google's Android Wear and will be loaded with Samsung's own Tizen OS.

Additional feature may include a cellular radio and the device may hit the market as soon as "sometime in September." Unfortunately, the source mentioned above also revealed that Samsung has decided to drop the camera. We will find out more about this device and its specs early next month, during Samsung's IFA 2014 Unpacked event.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-25 (Update: 2014-08-25)