Samsung's much-rumoured Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be officially revealed on 4 September in Berlin, two days before the IFA consumer electronics fair takes place in the city.
In an interview with The Korea Times, Samsung's mobile division vice president Lee Young-hee said that the device would be targeted at "young trendsetters". Samsung had confirmed that it was working on a wearable device back in March, but this is the first time a Samsung employee has officially confirmed the Gear.
Young-hee also revealed that the initial run of devices would not feature a flexible display, as had previously been rumoured.
"The Gear won't have a flexible display," she said. "The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry."
Other manufacturers including Sony have released their own smartwatches in recent years, but this will be the first time Samsung, the world's largest smartphone manufacturer, adds such a device to its market-leading Galaxy brand.
The watch will not function as a standalone phone, and will instead augment the function of a smartphone connected via WiFi or Bluetooth.
In addition to confirming the Galaxy Gear, Young-hee also announced that her company would be revealing a third-generation Galaxy Note, the successor to the popular stylus-operated 5.5in Galaxy Note 2 released last year.
The announcement of the Galaxy Gear will come ahead of any potential confirmation of the Apple iWatch, which is strongly rumoured to be under development, with some even expecting a 2013 launch. Apple has already trademarked the iWatch name but no other information has been released by the company.
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