Mobile World Congress is next week, but there’s still time for one more teasing leak before the world’s biggest mobile industry event kicks off. The ever-active @Evleaks has shown what are claimed to be two new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch models.
While we fully expect a new Gear to be announced at MWC, this leak suggests there are two versions in the pipeline. Interestingly, @Evleaks also suggests that the new models will no longer be branded ‘Galaxy Gear’, with Samsung instead opting for the ‘Gear Neo’ product name.
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There’s been talk that the Korean electronics giant’s second stab at a smartwatch will not be based on Android, using the Linux-based Tizen platform instead, and the subtle branding change could reflect that. Two different models may also hint that Samsung will respond to claims that the original Gear was over-priced by introducing a more affordable version.
That’s enough conjecture for now. We’ll know more in a matter of days since Samsung’s big press conference takes place on February 24.
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