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Samsung unveils new Gear 2, Neo smartwatches

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Feb 2014 22:44 User comments (1)

Samsung unveils new Gear 2, Neo smartwatches Samsung has unveiled their new second-generation smartwatches, replacing the poorly reviewed Galaxy Gear released last year.
The two devices, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, run on the Tizen operating system rather than Android, and should be the first commercial Tizen devices to hit the U.S.

By using Tizen, Samsung has been able to improve the battery life to 2-3 days, compared to the barely 24 hours of life the Galaxy Gear provided.

Both devices have a 1.63-inch touchscreen, 4GB internal storage, dual-core 1GHz processors, 512MB RAM and a 300 mAh battery. The Gear 2 has a 2MP camera with video support while the Neo has no camera. Samsung has moved the location of the camera off the wrist strap and right to the watch face, meaning you can replace the bands if you so choose.

The watches will be available in April, but there is no word on pricing yet.

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124.2.2014 16:16

WEAK!!!!!!!!!!

Bump those specs up to 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 900mAh battery, 1.8GHz procs, and 5MP camera MINIMUM and I just "MIGHT" buy one. Otherwise.............piss off!

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