We have heard rumors about the Samsung Gear Solo, which was reported to be a standalone smartphone on your wrist, thus removing the reliance on a bulky smartphone. The Wall Street Journal now claims that this smartwatch is not too long away from launch with a Summer announcement being hinted at. This should mean the smartwatch will land in the markets by June or July.
Earlier reports have suggested that Samsung is having an exclusive deal with a couple of Korean carriers for this smartwatch, so it will be interesting to see if it will be sold elsewhere as well. The idea certainly sounds interesting, although it’s unlikely to be a hit considering that users are leaning towards devices with bigger displays these days and a smartwatch can only do so much with its display real estate.
So it’s going to be yet another niche product from Samsung, which will certainly be talked about for quite some time. Much like the company’s current crop of smartwatches, this upcoming smartwatch will also be running Tizen, according to the report.
Although it will be a unique product in the market, it certainly won’t be the first time we’ll see a device like this. The Omate TrueSmart is a wearable smartwatch with moderate popularity, so Samsung won’t be lauded for its ingenuity like it was with the Galaxy Note series back in 2011.
Via: Android and Me