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Report Claims Samsung to Unveil Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Tab 4 at MWC

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According to the newest report out of Korea, Samsung will look to unveil a new Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Galaxy Tab 4 alongside the Galaxy S5 at MWC this year. This report aligns quite well with previous posts we have published from other sources, stating that it wouldn’t be only a phone that Samsung would focus on in Barcelona. 

From sources close to Samsung, the new Galaxy Gear 2 should feature a “flexible” OLED display, but that was the only bit of info that was reported.

The Galaxy Tab 4 is reported to come in three sizes; a 7″, 8″, and 10.1″ display size. Each tablet will come running Android 4.4 Kit Kat, equipped with a 6,800mAh battery, and be powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor.

MWC is only 11 short days away from today, so soon, we may have a nice little lineup of devices to talk about from Samsung.

Via: ZDNet Korea
  • Josh Jessup

    The screws aren’t even aligned on the front facet of their products… wow.

  • CyberGhost

  • Keith Taylor

    So thats why the GG is only 150 bucks today at Bestbuy.

  • Mikey Styles

    A New Galaxy Gear, 3 More Tabs, & a Phone Sammy???

  • Ben Edwards

    Didn’t they JUST announce the Tab 3 series a couple of months back?

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    I hope so, I was worried that we were getting the Tab Pro series instead of the Tab 4.

    I need to replace my Tab 2 7.0 but no way am I going to spend $400 for a tablet that will likely be too big to carry around in my pocket.

    • hkklife

      Agreed but the Tab 2 was pretty gimped as well. About the only major improvement they made was adding a microSD slot to the 10″ Tab 2 models. At least on the Tab 3 line they got rid of the horrible proprietary connector and improved screen quality.

      • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

        The microSD card slot on my Tab 2 7.0 is the only reason I don’t just get a Nexus 7.

        Agreed that the Tab 2 was marginal on specs, just slightly better (for it’s time) than the Tab 3.

        What bothers me on these tablets (almost all of them) is that they keep wasting money on rear cameras, ditch that and either bump up the other specs or lower the price.

  • Adrynalyne

    This is why smart watches don’t work for me. I am a person who buys a watch once, not someone who upgrades them yearly…especially at the price the Gear came out at.

    • Nikuliai

      So true… I would buy a smartwatch once tho, right now I’m thinking on the Pebble Steel, but gonna wait to see what do the other companies do first (especially Moto, Woodside is gone but a X8 mini watch could work wonders)

    • KleenDroid

      The price for the Gear isn’t so bad.

      I’ve paid over $3,000 for a watch.

      • Adrynalyne

        I didn’t say it was a bad price for a watch, but its not something I would do yearly. I rather buy a Nexus phone for the same price and get a lot more utility out of it.

  • Droid Ronin

    So what’s the difference between the Tab Pro and the Tab 4?

    • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

      Probably the Tab 4 will have lower specs and a lower price than the Tab Pro.

  • Aaron

    Considering how they have treated previous Galaxy Tab lines, I would just ignore this one. I bought my wife a Galaxy Tab 3 7in and it is truly terrible. Lag and jank barely describe how it performs, and it has apparently been abandoned to 4.1.2 until it’s death.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Tim will you guys be in Barcelona?

    • Ray

      I know Kellen said he would be not sure about Tim

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

        Kellen and I will both be in NYC at Samsung’s unveiling event there. No Euro trips for us this year. :)

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Kellen and I will both be in NYC at Samsung’s unveiling event there. No Euro trips for us this year.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Hmmm forgot Samsung’s even was in NY. Saving you guys a ton of loot there lol.

  • brkshr

    They might want to open up the Galaxy Gear 2 to the rest of Android if they want to have any success with it.

    • NexusMan

      Thats what I’m saying. For it to “deliver,” for me to switch from the Pebble Steel, it has to be open to non Samsung devices, and has to have design and functionality improvements.

      • Nikuliai

        and last at least 4-5 days? I don’t wanna charge my clock every single day, the concept is pretty idiotic if you ask me

        • NexusMan

          Yes, the longer the better. But honestly, the charging every day doesn’t bother me, if the device is great. I’ve become accustomed to charging multiple devices daily such as my tablets, phones, etc. A watch would just be another thing I plug in at night. I know many disagree, but it’s no biggie for me.

          • Nikuliai

            I would get used to it, but that doesn’t make it suck less, I can live with a phone dying on me on a crazy weekend (when I don’t have time or chargers around) but a clock? it’s too damn much of a change in the clock paradigm

            It also bothers to me because I don’t take my clock off to sleep most of the time, so I wouldn’t just plug it at night, I would have to remember to take it off, it’s not really a big deal, but a clock shouldn’t make your life harder for a couple functionalities, we can understand the phone to smartphone cuz hell it changes A LOT, I can and will thankfuly change my patterns to charge my phone every night, cuz it’s worth it, on the watches we’re not there yet.

            This may sound stupid to you (sound a little bit silly even to me) but the deal breaker to me here is fitness, if you can combine a smartwatch with fitness you’ll get my attention, the smartwatch extras otherwise are not appealing enough to me to want “the best specs”, and with the actual market I would go for the Pebble Steel eyes closed, cuz the functionalities work better than in the competition, it integrates with the actual ecosystem and it looks freaking NEAT, yeah, the other ones have bright displays and nice processing, but I don’t think they are worth the effort right now, I hope this change tho

        • drtypntyz

          I have the Galaxy Gear and I get at least 4 days on time with my device. I dont leave it on over night because I am not using it.

          • Nikuliai

            by that rule the pebble lasts half a month, but turning off your clock at night (at least to me) is not something that many would do

  • NexusMan

    I’ll wait to see that Galaxy Gear 2 before ordering my Pebble Steel. Pebble keeps dragging their feet on that Android app, so they may lose a customer in me if Samsung manages to deliver.

  • AngryBadger

    how’s the battery life on those gears?

    • Nikuliai

      Gears?:
      previous: absolute crap
      new: who knows, I’m guessing absolute crap, “lots of functionalities but you gotta charge every 2 days” approach

      if you’re asking about the Pebble, it’s 5 to 7 days, which is awesome, the only negative is that you sacrifice the screen, camera, processing and all the rest, but who cares, the Pebble still is at $250, gonna buy one when I can (not in my country yet)

      • crazed_z06

        I’m getting 3 days out of my gear. It’s fine.

        I got mine for 200 bucks and to absolutely destroys the Pebble (which I owned briefly). Almost Everything about the gear is better. Screen, speed, apps, phone, camera, everything..

        • Nikuliai

          200 bucks is a good price, otherwise it’s the double of the price of the pebble, so it’s pretty obvious the scree, speed, apps, and phone integration are better since you don’t have a cutprice smartwatch, you have a smartphone embeded on your wrist… I kinda like the gear, but I’m not gonna get any of the compatible devices (none interest me) so it’s not really an option to me, the Pebble on the other hand is compatible with almost all devices (Android & iOS) and if you don’t have the smartphone around it still works as a clock…

          If they throw a less expensive gear with GLOBAL compatibility I may think about the gear, but right now the Pebble Steel is my only option (the other watches are kinda meh)

          Although, if they throw in some fitness monitoring on it (pulse would be ok/good, oxigen saturation would be amazing) I may ignore the battery issue all together (I do care about extra features for working out)

          PS: 3 days is better than what I hear from everyone, but it’s still not enough for me, I would most likely wanna charge the clock on weekends and forget about it the rest of the week, the fact I have to check the battery level on a phone makes me mad, that’s why I’m so happy with my 20% after 2 days use, cuz I grab it every 2 days and charge it, but that’s all I would take and the functionalities of a phone KILLS any smartwatch everywhere

          • crazed_z06

            Ever since they did that major update, it made the watch ALOT better. The battery is actually very good now and you can get notification for anything. Sometimes I check it after an entire day and it’s only lost 10%.. obviously it depends on usage and if you have the motion sensor on or not. Still, its never something has has to be charged nightly in my experience. Also, the different watch faces available are awesome..

          • Kit Chau

            When will wireless charging is added to smartwatches? This will be the killer feature that will push me toward buying one. Otherwise, it will be another thing to remember plug in everyday or every other day.

          • Nikuliai

            to be fair, at least the pebble has magnetic charging (not wireless, but it’s pretty close, and wireless charging would most likely make the watch bigger), not a bigg issue there to me (but then again, I don’t use Wireless Charging on my phone, don’t see the point of it right now)

          • Nikuliai

            The faces are the best thing on both devices (may sound stupid, but IT’S A DAMN WATCH, I WANT IT TO LOOK COOL) since they give the devices a Unique touch you can’t get anywhere else :P

            The big issue with the Gear is that it only works with TW and on a limited ammount of devices, you have to do tons of stuff to get it to work on a Nexus, and it does work, but you have to even change your notification center, it’s not really worth it if you’re not a general Samsung user (which I’m not, I don’t even have a Samsung screen right now)

            PS: I would love a smartwatch with a system like the X8, a regular CPU for on-screen use, but low energy proc for monitoring (it does make A LOT of a difference, trust me, it’s no argument the best feature of the X)

          • AngryBadger

            I agree with you on that (watch lasting more than a few days). Hmm, is Pebble doing well? I would love to see one featuring fitness related monitoring.

            Doesn’t the Pebble also have a screen fit for direct daylight visibility and the Gear does not?

            I just want a ‘smart’ watch that can tell me time, notifications, cycle music and bonus for fitness stuff. Water resistant also I imagine (both gear and pebble)?

            I don’t need my watch to completely do all my phone features. Eitherway, fun to see companies playing around with the watch stuff. the more choice, the better.

          • Nikuliai

            yeah, afaik the pebble has better screen in the sun light territory since it’s e-paper (NOT e-ink)

            about Notifications, cycle music, water resistance and fitness stuff you can use both (the gear is not gonna do well UNDER water tho afaik, may be wrong tho) averall I choose the pebble since it may be humble but it does all the things I would care about the gear and it is possible to use a heart band too (I wouldn’t but you can) I think it’s only missing the fitness going wider (incorporated pulse sensor and others, like oxygen, that last is hard tho) but it’s the hell of a watch and it last 5 to 7 days, the only 2 buts to me are the fact I can’t get the Steel yet where I live and the fact I want a clock that can check my pulse, don’t really like the idea of having to use another huge device only for that purpose

            PS: completely agreed on the last point, I would go even further and say I don’t WANT my watch to completely do all my phone features, it’s just a quick extra to know what’s going on without taking out your phone, I don’t wanna call with it, I don’t wanna take pictures with it (making a sensor decent is hard enough in a cellphone, the camera on that thing must be complete garbage, plus I wouldn’t say to anyone “hey would you take me a picture and hand my watch to him”) I don’t wanna send texts with it, there are certain functionalities I need to have with the phone package, cuz I need space to do that stuff, and I wouldn’t call on it either (lifting the hand in front of your face for talking and making an effort to hear the speaker in public? nope thanks)

            I would use google now tho (not for calling or texting but for alarms, playing music and reminders)

  • Ryan

    I hope they dont have a flexible OLED display in the gear. That only means the price will be high. The Flex has a 720 OLED because of the cost. These panels arent cheap to produce. They need the watch to be $199 to be successful.

    • NexusMan

      I think a flexible display would be incredible. If it looks and functions great, I’m willing to pay….Not an astronomical price of course, but I’d pay up to $300, if I thought it was worth it.

    • Kymber

      And that exact flex is what makes it the lowest ppi display on market now since sliced bread. The specific plastic material it’s made of causes it to be grainy, have a faded color view from right to left, and so much more. This may not matter on a 2 inch display, but it sure gave the flex terrible reviews.

  • Fry

    Saturation at it’s finest.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      it’s MADNESS!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Lol I swear at this point I am completely lost when it comes to Samsung’s tiers of tablets. Didn’t they just announce their new line of tablets? High and lower end? How are these different?

    As for the updated Gear. Looking forward to see what they’ve come up with.

    • Ray

      The gear should be interesting for sure

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        A new model this fast is pretty interesting, I’m expecting a new design altogether. But we’ll see.

    • cjohn4043

      The Tab Pro and Note series of tablets have been announced and released. The Tab series is about to be announced…I think. Geez Samsung, this is way too confusing.

    • The Narrator

      Pretty sure the Super Maxx Galaxy Air Pro Tab 7, 8.1, 8.9, 10.1, 12.2 is coming.

    • Adrynalyne

      LOL, I thought I was the only one lost in their sea of tablet models.

    • michael arazan

      Samsung has flooded the market with like 20 different tablets. at least 8 tablets I know of last year alone.