Samsung Galaxy Gear makes early showing in leaked photos

Ahead of Samsung's unveiling of the Galaxy Gear next week, Venture Beat posts photos of what it claims is a prototype version of the smartwatch.

A supposed look at the OLED display on Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Venture Beat

Samsung's entry into the smartwatch wars is getting shown off a little earlier than the company intended.

Venture Beat on Sunday posted photos of what it says is a prototype of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch that was sent to developers. The photos are actually stills from an "internal promotional marketing video" that was created by an independent team working with Samsung, according to Venture Beat.

The photos show off the purported smartwatch's OLED display running what appears to be a handful of different apps.

Along with the photos, Venture Beat detailed some specs of the prototype Galaxy Gear that match up with previously reported details . The Galaxy Gear will likely have a square OLED display, a 4-megapixel camera, 10 hours of battery life, and will come preloaded with Android.

Designs from a trademark filing for the Samsung Galaxy Gear. SamMobile

Venture Beat also reported that the smartwatch has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities and will use Samsung S Voice for voice commands.

Samsung's executive vice president of mobile, Lee Young-hee, recently confirmed to the Korea Times that the tech giant plans to reveal the smartwatch on September 4, alongside the expected Galaxy Note 3 smartphone.

Catch CNET's live blog of Samsung's IFA 2013 press event on Wednesday, September 4, starting at 9 a.m. PT.
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