Samsung Galaxy Gear battery life and camera specs leaked

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch will benefit from 10 hours battery life as well as a 4-megapixel camera when it’s unveiled at a launch event next month.

Two new leaks revealed the latest details on the device that will be released as part of Samsung’s ‘Unpacked’ event on 4 September in Berlin, which falls two days before the official opening of the IFA conference in the same city.

The new details include 10 hours of battery life, with the GigaOM story not specifying whether this is with the screen on for the entirety of the quoted time or not.

The smartwatch is also expected to ship with 1GB RAM and a choice of either a 6GB or 8GB onboard storage capacity and it will have a 4-megapixel camera that supports 720p video recording.

Not to be outdone, Evleaks also posted a couple of screenshots that show NFC will assist pairing with a smartphone and this will allow there to be a “Find my watch” option.

The same source also reports that the smartwatch will be managed by an Android app that allows watch face changes and permits new apps to be loaded via the Samsung app store.

Details on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch have been scarce up until now with the screen rumoured to be a 2.5in 320 x 320 OLED display and the unveil date a closely guarded secret until early this week.

Juniper Research estimates that shipments of app-enabled smartwatches will have reached 36 million a year by 2018 with the Galaxy Gear and Apple’s expected entry into the market with the iWatch likely to make up the bulk of the market.

The South Korean technology behemoth is expected to unveil the Galaxy Gear smartwatch alongside the new Galaxy Note 3 phablet at the same launch event in Berlin.