Samsung launched three new Gear smartwatches not too long ago. But with the eventual announcement of Android Wear, it was expected of the company to launch one more wearable featuring the new smartwatch OS. And today, a new wearable from the company has made its way to the FCC for certification. The smartwatch is known as the SM-R382 and is considerably smaller than the Gear 2, by about 10mm.
There isn’t much data apart from this, so take it with the usual dosage of salt as you should with any rumor of this nature. It’s clear however that Samsung is eager to jump onto the Android Wear bandwagon joining the likes of LG and Motorola.
Perhaps we’ll get to know more about this new Samsung smartwatch during the upcoming Google I/O event in San Francisco. The addition of Samsung to the list of Android Wear OEMs will only make the competition tougher and we are particularly keen to see if the company will use its curved display for the smartwatch.
This will obviously mean bad news for its Tizen based smartwatches but on the flip side, more people will be able to buy Samsung smartwatches as its current crop of wearables are only compatible with a select few Galaxy smartphones and tablets.