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Launch date for Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch “confirmed”

A whole host of major manufacturers have now been linked with the production of a digital smartwatch, but it’s Samsung which looks set to become one of the market forerunners, with its so-called Galaxy Gear reportedly launching as early as next month.

Samsung news specialist SamMobile is usually pretty reliable when it comes to anything breaking from the Korean firm, and the site says it “can confirm” that the Galaxy Gear will be unveiled on 4 September at IFA 2013 in Berlin.

Samsung likes to leave its mark on the annual German tradeshow, having previously unleashed the original Galaxy Note phablet and its Note 2 successor in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

True to form, we are expecting to see the Galaxy Note 3 at this year’s IFA, possibly breaking cover alongside the Galaxy Gear at its ‘Unpacked’ event on the 4th.

Shaping up to be another very capable handset, the Note 3 will apparently feature a 5.7in full HD 1,920 x 1,080 display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a Snapdragon 800 processor. Also on board will be 3GB of RAM and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Details have remained decidedly scarcer on the smartwatch front however, with little known beyond the Gear’s Android OS and ability to act as a kind of phone companion.

So you’ll have to join us here on ITProPortal for the all the details when they’re announced; we’ll be reporting live from Berlin for the duration of the conference and the ill-important press events taking place in the build-up.