Leaked Samsung Galaxy Gear specs include some weird storage options

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch is coming; we’ve already heard a company VP confirm the watch’s presence for the upcoming September 4 event. With that already known, we’ve been left trying to work out the specific component details that will make up the Gear’s hardware. We’ve talked a little about screen size, processing power, and connectivity, but with the Gear launch creeping closer and closer, a much more fleshed-out set of leaked specs has arrived, along with some odd storage options.

Supposedly, we can look forward to a Galaxy Gear with a 1.5GHz dual core SoC, 2.5-inch OLED display with a healthy 320 x 320 resolution, and a four-megapixel front-facing camera. Features like speakers integrated into the watch’s strap sure sound interesting, but we wonder if users might have preferred being able to swap out other bands of their own.

According to this source, Galaxy Gear will be available in either 6GB or 8GB capacities. That’s bizarre for a number of reasons. We’re used to seeing storage capacities double with each higher option, not a middling 33% bump like we see here. Frankly, we’re struggling to recall ever seeing a mobile device with 6GB storage. And honestly, flash memory is dirt cheap, especially at these sizes, and it’s maddening that Samsung wouldn’t simply abandon plans for the 6GB model and make 8GB standard.

Source: AmongTech
Via: Android Guys

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