As we reported earlier this week, Samsung is planning on launching multiple smartwatches at its Unpacked event in Barcelona on Monday. A new image confirms that Samsung has a pair of new models waiting in the wings, and Evleaks names those models as the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo pic.twitter.com/yfrbNQsVVk— @evleaks (@evleaks) February 22, 2014
The images are extremely fuzzy, but their source, Evleaks, is a prolific leaker with a very solid record. It's impossible to make firm statements on the differences between the two devices, but the Gear 2 seems to be made from metal, and the Gear Neo from plastic. Both appear to include front-facing cameras, and also have physical home buttons beneath their small displays. With the material choices and the use of Samsung's Neo brand, traditionally saved for low-cost devices, it appears we could be looking at a low-cost smartwatch from Samsung to compete with the likes of Pebble, alongside a successor to the original Galaxy Gear.
Update: Evleaks has provided an even clearer image teasing the upcoming devices, and corrected his first tweet to state that both Gear models will drop the previous model's 'Galaxy' branding. This article has been updated to reflect that correction.
Better? pic.twitter.com/SGgi1wfooB— @evleaks (@evleaks) February 22, 2014