The Samsung Gear 3 will feature a curved, rectangular face, according to a "source familiar with the hardware" who spoke with PocketNow.
The Gear 3's display will reportedly be a bit longer than the Gear 2's, though not quite as rectangular as the extremely oblong Samsung Gear Fit's.
On the other hand, it's said that the Gear 3 will have very thin bezels, high brightness and color saturation, and a much more pronounced curve than the already quite curved Gear Fit has.
Iteration vs. saturation
Interestingly it seems the Gear 3 may not have a camera, but might include a cellular radio, though it's unknown what that would mean for the rumored Gear Solo branding.
Finally the Gear 3 reportedly might sport a larger, rectangular home button, like Samsung's smartphones, and will continue to run Tizen, like other Gear devices.
Samsung has already proved that its strategy when it comes to smartwatches is the same as its smartphone strategy: release as many different models as possible and see what sticks.
Between the Samsung Gear 2, the Samsung Gear 2 Neo, the Samsung Gear Fit, and the Samsung Gear Live, one might think there are enough Samsung smartwatches on the market, but the company itself probably doesn't agree.
If Samsung does feel it's absolutely necessary to continue to saturate the market with minimally differentiated smartwatches, what better time for an unveiling than the IFA 2014 Samsung Unpacked event - the same event at which it's believed the Galaxy Note 4 and the Gear Solo will debut?
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Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.
Micheal also spent time as the Games Editor for Playboy.com, and was the managing editor at GameSpot before becoming an Animal Care Manager for Wags and Walks.