Samsung has confirmed that it will release two new smartwatches just six months after the Galaxy Gear was introduced.
The company announced on Saturday (February 22) that its new models will be called the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo respectively.
Among the new features will be a Tizen operating system with a dual-core 1GHz processor replacing the previous Android operating system. 512MB of RAM and 4GB storage are included.
Software from CNN, BMW, GM, Volkswagen, Conde Nast, Paypal and GARMIN will be among the apps available for both devices.
The firm has also confirmed that the word ‘Galaxy’ has been dropped from the two devices’ official names.
Further features include the WatchON Remote application, which allows users to control other electronic devices such as television remotes in their home.
The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo have also been touted as being compatible with dozens of other Samsung devices from the launch.
There will be a music player that can connect to the Bluetooth 4.0, and upgraded exercise modes on the 320 x 320 1.63-inch touchscreens.
A camera on the Gear 2 will be built into the main device, rather than into the strap.
Samsung’s Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo are expected to be available in April, but no pricing has been announced yet.