Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 & Tab 4 Will Accompany Galaxy S5 At MWC [Rumor]


At this point we’re all expecting the Galaxy S5 to make its debut at Mobile World Congress later this month, but if you think Samsung’s going to launch it on its own for maximum exposure, you can think again.

The South Korean company reportedly has a number of other devices up its sleeve for the event, including a second-generation Galaxy Gear 2, and the Galaxy Tab 4.

Citing “local sources,” ZDNet Korea reports that “Samsung plans to promote all three main categories of smart devices — smartphones, tablets and wearable — at its booth in Fira Gran Via as part of its strategy to maintain its lead over all the hottest sectors.”

So, in addition to the flagship Galaxy S5, the sources claim we’ll also see a Galaxy Tab 4 in three sizes — 7 inches, 8 inches, and 10.1 inches. The devices are expected to run Android 4.4 KitKat — powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processors, up to 64GB of storage, and 6,800mAh batteries.

The Galaxy Gear 2 is also expected to steal some of the limelight with a flexible OLED display that should be more durable than the original’s AMOLED screen. Recent reports have also claimed the device will sport a new design with a thinner, lighter form factor, but ZDNet’s sources didn’t provide any other information on the Android-powered smart watch.

Samsung’s famous for its ability to roll out lots of different devices over short periods of time, so launching several at Mobile World Congress certainly wouldn’t be a great surprise. But the original Galaxy Gear is only five months old, so seeing a successor seems a tad unlikely.

One Samsung executive has already admitted that the first Galaxy Gear could have been better, though, so maybe it’s not willing to allow the current iteration to sit on the market for too long without much-needed improvement.