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May 24, 2014

The Samsung Gear Solo, Samsung’s standalone SIM-enabled smartwatch, is rumoured to be due in June

by John_A

Samsung standalone SIM-enabled smartwatchWe’ve heard rumours about a Samsung standalone SIM-enabled smartwatch before; rumoured to be called the Samsung Gear Solo, the device would join Samsung’s drastically different wearable line-up for 2014. While no release date has been suggested before, it’s alleged by the Wall Street Journal that the device will be made available as soon as June. If true, it could line up alongside one of Samsung’s other rumoured devices, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime which is being touted as an updated Galaxy S5 with a 2K display.

Including the ability to house a SIM card and make phone calls, the Gear Solo would also potentially contain features like a GPS, Bluetooth, camera and a heart rate monitor. Naturally, all of this would put a pretty big strain on the battery life of the Solo, so it’s unlikely we’ll see all of these features at the same time. That said, like the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, the Solo is said to be running the Tizen OS which has proven to be less power intensive when compared to the equivalent Android system.

Would you be interested in a Gear Solo smartwatch that would be able to make phone calls? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Wall Street Journal via SamMobile

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