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Samsung Galaxy Gear will have 10 hours battery life: Reports

Samsung Galaxy Gear will have 10 hours battery life: Reports
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Published: August 31, 5:02 PM

SEOUL - Further leaks about the Samsung smartwatch have been reported ahead of its launch next week.

The highly-anticipated device will come with 10 hours of battery life, according to reports, meaning it would have to be charged every day.

And the watch will come with speakers integrated into the clasp, built in NFC and a Bluetooth connection, AmongTech said, allowing it to sync with mobile devices.

Other reports have suggested the gadget will only be able to sync with other Samsung mobile products.

Meanwhile, a source familiar with the product told The Daily Telegraph that the smartwatch would be pushed as a companion to the Galaxy Note III, which will also be launched on Sept 4.

The watch will allow users to begin reading emails on their wrist and then continue at the point they stopped on their Samsung device, they said.

And a Facebook app will feature from launch, allowing users to take photos, tag them and check in all from their watch.

It will also come preloaded with Samsung Voice – the South Korean company’s equivalent of Apple’s Siri – and an integrated camera, which other reports have suggested will offer 4 megapixels with 720p video recording capability.

The watch is expected to come with a 2.5-inch, 320 x 320 OLED display, which Ms Lee Young Hee - the company’s executive vice president - confirmed earlier this week would not be flexible, contrary to earlier speculation.

Specs for the Galaxy Note III have also been leaked online, suggesting the device will have a 5.68-inch 1080p display, 3 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

With the Galaxy gear, Samsung is making the first major launch in what may soon become a crowded market. Google and Apple have filed patent documents suggesting they plan to develop watches, while Microsoft has confirmed it is working on a version of its own. AGENCIES