Samsung (Credit: Reuters)
Samsung (Credit: Reuters)Reuters

Samsung's top official has reportedly confirmed that the South Korean company would launch two Galaxy devices on 4 September.

Lee Young-hee, Executive vice President of Samsung's Mobile Business, in an exclusive interview with The Korea Times said that Samsung will be introducing its first ever wearable device - Galaxy Gear - and the much-awaited Galaxy Note 3 phablet in Berlin, two days ahead of the annual international consumer electronics show, IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2013.    

When Young-hee was asked to reveal some key specs of the devices, she categorically declined. However, she did clear the air over the Galaxy Gear's display material. The spokesperson said that smartwatch will flaunt a non-flexible screen contradicting the rumours of bendable display. She reasoned that since the Galaxy Gear is a conceptual device, it will feature a standard non-bendable screen and hinted that company would use bendable screens in future products.

The Samsung smartwatch Galaxy Gear is rumoured to boast calling feature, internet browsing, and users can even check text messages and email. Users are expected to download a smartwatch app, so that they connect their wristwatch to smartphone via Bluetooth technology.

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch super AMOLED full HD display and run on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS with 3GB RAM,32GB inbuilt memory and house 13.0-MP main camera on the rear side.

It is speculated that the South Korean company would beginning shipping the Galaxy Note 3 to select major markets by 8 September and smartwatch Galaxy Gear is expected to hit the stores by mid-October.

Rumoured specifications of Galaxy Note 3 include:


Samsung Galaxy Note 3


5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD Display


Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS , (reports suggest some Galaxy Note 3 variants will run on Android v4.2.2 OS)


Touch Wiz Nature UX v2.0


2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and other variant might pack Samsung's in-house built Exynos 5420 Octa-core processor(in India)



Storage capacity



13.0-megapixel main camera with Xenon flash support(international variant), support ultra HD 4K video recording


S Pen functionality and LTE-Advanced network connectivity to support twice the data transfer rate than the current 4G network