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Samsung Gear Solo tipped for launch with Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Gear Solo could arrive alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on September 3.

According to a new report, Samsung is gearing up to launch yet another smartwatch at IFA 2014 next month, as a joint launch with the Galaxy Note 4.

The Gear Solo will stand out a little from its siblings like the Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo though. It will feature its own cellular connectivity, meaning it doesn’t have to be tethered to your smartphone.

Basically, the Gear Solo will be able to make and receive calls, texts and other communications independent of your smartphone.

Current watches, including the latest Android Wear devices like the Samsung Gear Live, have to be tethered to a smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 LE to relay notifications and messages to the smartwatch.

The Gear Solo could potential spark the idea of ditching your smartphone altogether, by having all your content on your wrist.

Okay, well maybe not that far. But perhaps it could come in useful in certain occasions where you don’t want to have your smartphone on your – whether that be when you’re out for a run or other occasions.

Originally, the Gear Solo was tipped to be a South Korea exclusive, but this report suggests it will arrive for all markets just like the Note 4.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be officially unveiled on September 3 at the Samsung Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event at IFA.

It is expected to feature a 5.7-inch QHD 2560 x 1440p display and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM.

Reports suggest it will offer a 16-megapixel rear camera too.

TrustedReviews will be reporting live from the Samsung IFA event, so stay tuned to see if the Gear Solo will really make an appearance.

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