Samsung Gear S could be next-gen smartwatch with voice calling support

Samsung Gear S could be next-gen smartwatch with voice calling support

Samsung is apparently set to unveil Gear S as its next smartwatch with voice calling support. Without revealing any detail, the Korean giant has filed a trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office last week for “Samsung Gear S” branding.

The trademark application, first spotted by Download Tizen Apps blog, hints that Samsung is preparing its next smartwatch which would be called Gear S. Though the application does not give much detail about the smartwatch, the word “Gear” certainly makes a link with the company’s earlier launched smartwatches while an “S” after that suggests that the smartwatch would be a high-end model in the existing Gear lineup.

As the application also have some keywords like mobile telephones, smartphones in the shape of a watch and mobile devices in the shape of watchband, the Gear S would feature telephony technology to allow voice calling using a SIM card.

An earlier report claimed that Samsung is working on its Gear Solo smartwatch which would be available with standalone voice calling support through using SIM card. The newly filed trademark application somewhere connects with the earlier buzz and final device is likely to be available at the upcoming IFA in Berlin, alongside the Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung entered into the market of smartwatches last year with launching its Galaxy Gear. The company improved its first-generation smartwatch and launched its Tizen-based variants as Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo earlier this year. Apart from the Tizen-based smartwatches, Seoul-based company also partnered with Google few months back and released its Gear Live smartwatch at the I/O 2014 conference in May, which runs on Android Wear platform.

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