Is Samsung working on its own smartwatch?

A few days ago, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal both reported, via separate sources, that Apple was developing an iOS-based smartwatch. While that product may or may not make it into store shelves, it appears Apple is not the only one with plans to put a Dick Tracy-like device on a person's wrist.

SlashGear has posted up images that show what appears to be the UI for a smartwatch which is labeled as the Samsung Galaxy Altius. The alleged screenshots originally came from an unnamed and unlinked Korean message board. It's not clear which OS is being used from these images. Samsung may have developed its own operating system for the device, but the Galaxy branding hints at Android as the underlying OS.

The UI seems to show that this device will have some kind of media player, as well as a way to check messages and/or email. It's uncertain if the smartwatch would require its own data plan, or if it would rely on being connected to a smartphone or wi-fi network.

Samsung is the company that released an Android-based digital camera in 2012, so it would not be a shock to learn that Samsung has a smartwatch in development. Naturally, the company has not confirmed any plans yet to launch such a product.

Source: SlashGear | Image via SlashGear

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