Surprisingly enough, a couple of Samsung executives have revealed some of the company’s plans regarding their future products. It looks like the Korean company will release new wearable devices that will debut alongside the upcoming flagship smartphones.
In an interview for re/code, Dennis Miloseski, Head of Samsung Design America studio said that we will witness two major Samsung launches in 2014 – the Galaxy S5 in the spring and the Galaxy Note 4 in the fall, which will be launched along with new wearable devices. Miloseski didn’t specifically name the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 by name, but these are the most major smartphones Samsung will introduce this year. “2014 is actually going to be a really big year. We are planning some products around the launch of our flagship devices,” he said.
The Samsung official suggested that the Korean company is readying more than just a Galaxy Gear 2 to replace the current generation smartwatch. Miloseski hinted that wearable devices that don’t need to connect to a smartphone or tablet are in the works, as well as wearable devices that come to accompany your mobile device.
The exec said that the wearable devices still have a battery life problem and that integrating a GPS module into a, let’s say watch, its out of question, because it’s more efficient to use the one of a nearby phone. He also added that the manufacturers that produce such wearable devices should focus their efforts on the design aspects of the said devices, in order to make them more appealing to the public.
Another Samsung official revealed not long ago that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be launched sometime around March or April, which, corroborated with Miloseski’s statements, means that we should be able to see a new Samsung wearable device in flesh this spring. Will it be the successor of Samsung Galaxy Gear, or Samsung will make a bold move and attack Google’s cyborg Glasses?