Rivalry Unleashed -- Samsung's Galaxy Altius Smart Watch screenshots leaked
The two giants in the market Samsung and Apple just can't wait to give hard time to one another. Right after the rumors of Apple iWatch that created a buzz in the market recently is now accompanied by a series of leaked screens purported to have come from Samsung's own smart watch. The screens, which were spied by SlashGear on a Korean message board, indicate that the device will be called the Samsung Galaxy Altius.
The pictures of the new Samsung Galaxy smart watch come hot on the heels of Apple’s iWatch rumors. The move by Samsung to develop its own smart watch should not surprise consumers. The company is Apple’s biggest competitor, and the Galaxy now accounts for a majority of Android device sales.
It isn't clear yet what OS the watch is running, though, as other smart watch makers have proven, a modified version of Android isn't too hard to pull off. That said, Samsung could have chosen to develop its own in-house OS for the watch.
As SlashGear points out, the screenshots appear to show the device connected to the Korean SK Telecom mobile carrier, meaning the Altius could include its own data connection. Other screens show a music player, a clock and what seems to be a map app.
The smart watch's storage space appears to be limited to just 235MB, which could mean that the device will connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth tethering to transmit phone calls or music. Based on the screenshots, it also looks as though the Altius will feature a 500 x 500 pixel resolution display.
In a slight twist, SlashGear notes that this isn't the first time we've seen the Altius name connected to a Samsung device. The name was previously reported to be used as a code name for the company's upcoming Galaxy S IV. Whether the two devices will be tied to each other somehow, remains to be seen.