The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to make its long-awaited appearance at Mobile World Congress next week, but while the Korean outfit’s latest and greatest smartphone may be the main attraction, it’s looking as though there’ll be quite a few other products in tow. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which launched alongside the Galaxy Note 3 in September, is considered by many to be a failure, with generally negative reviews reflected by poor sales. But not one to throw in the towel, Samsung looks to be back with not one, but two new wearable gadgets, and courtesy of yet another Evleaks, we may just have our first proper glimpse of both.
The Evleaks Twitter account seems to get the scoop on all the upcoming gadgets, and by and large, its leaks prove legitimate. With less than two days until MWC kicks of in Barcelona, Spain, a new leak via the handle purportedly showcases a Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, both of which are expected to be officially announced at Samsung Unpacked 5.
The Galaxy Gear 2 looks relatively similar in form factor to its predecessor, but while technology world may have baulked at the original Galaxy Gear, it was more the high price and generally poor functionality that let the product down as opposed to the design.
Meanwhile, there also looks to be an alternative in the form of the Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, which packs an alternative design to the standard Galaxy Gear 2. Considering the recently-released Galaxy Note 3 Neo is somewhat cheaper and less powerful by comparison to the main device, one would expect, for the sake of keeping things as easy-to-understand as possible, that the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch range will follow a similar pattern.
As such, we expect the decidedly cheaper-looking of these two smartwatches to tone things down when it comes to specifications, but still maintain enough bite to (finally) give consumers the performance they’re looking for.
Whatever the case, we will be at the Mobile World Congress from Monday, providing you with close-up analysis of the major announcements from Samsung and all of the other major players in the technology game, so stay tuned to our coverage here at Redmond Pie!
(Source: Evleaks [Twitter])
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