By Sandra Birungi
Samsung is going to unveil a smartwatch next week.
The technology company confirmed that it plans to announce its Galaxy Gear smartwatch at an event at the annual IFA technology tradeshow in Berlin on Sept. 4 according to Korea Times. Lee Young-hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, confirmed that the Galaxy Note III, Samsung’s pen-equipped, big-screen phone whose details have been teased in media invitations, will also be announced at the event.
“The Gear won’t have a flexible display. The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways,” Lee said. “It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry.”
The watch will have a “nonflexible” display and the images filed along with Samsung’s “Galaxy Gear” trademark and patents and will be powered by Google’s Android operating system.