Following several reports hinting that we’d be seeing Samsung’s rumored Galaxy Note III, Galaxy Tab III and the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch early next month at the IFA trade show in Berlin, today new reports share more details on the devices. Bloomberg backs up earlier reports that the Note III and Galaxy Gear unveiling will happen on September 4th at IFA, and also adds that the watch won’t have a flexible display. Another report from the often reliable SamMobile, who also recently reported the Sept.4 unveiling date for the devices, today claimed to have details on release windows for the Note III and Galaxy Gear:
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…the third-generation Note will start shipping in the same month it is announced, while the smartwatch will arrive in the market from October.
Our source mentions week 36 as the likely time when the Note III will begin shipping, while the smartwatch will be shipped around week 40, though a delay of a week or two may happen, depending on region. It is also confirmed that Samsung is dropping the 16GB storage variant, which is great news looking at how the 16GB variant of the S4 leaves little usable space for the end-user (and also because lower than 32GB of built-in storage on flagship devices just doesn’t cut it any more).
Bloomberg did add that its sources claim Samsung “is continuing to work on developing a bendable screen” for its much rumored smartwatch.
Following reports that the Galaxy Gear would be able to make phone calls, The Verge reported today that its sources say the watch will pair with smartphones and not work as a standalone phone with its own SIM card.