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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Gear sequel to have curved, flexible display

updated 07:57 am EST, Tue January 28, 2014

Revised Samsung smart watch will have updated design

The successor to the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch could be launched in March or April at a London event, according to a report. The smart watch is also said to have a curved or flexible OLED screen, instead of the original's 1.6-inch AMOLED version, along with a new updated design that could help Samsung gain more acceptance in the wearable devices market.

The suggested timing of the launch by ZDNet Korea's source could lead to a joint launch alongside the Galaxy S 5, that is if Samsung chooses not to launch the smartphone at Mobile World Congress next month. While little else is known about the Galaxy Gear 2 itself, its existence has been confirmed not only in an interview with Samsung's executive vice president of mobile business Lee Young, but also in a secondary pre-CES teaser image on the Samsung UK Twitter feed.

Samsung Galaxy Gear
Samsung Galaxy Gear

The original Galaxy Gear was not well received by consumers, with leaked internal documents from Best Buy suggesting a return rate for devices as high as 30 percent. A later report in November from Samsung claimed sales of more than 800,000 units, though it was thought this figure relates to overall shipments rather than devices in customer hands.

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