Screenshots of Samsung’s iWatch competitor leaked

By , Feb 15, 2013

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While there’s been multiple Apple rumors bandied about over the past few weeks, by far, the one receiving the most attention is the iWatch. Three major news outlets have now reported of its existence and the word is, Apple’s bringing it to market.

Well if that really is the case, then it might want to hurry, or risk getting beaten to the punch by its fiercest competitor. That’s right, Samsung has a smartwatch of its own. And if the alleged screenshots above are the real deal, then it’s not too far off…

The images come from a Korean message board (via SlashGear), and they depict what appears to be the Home screen of some kind of smartwatch. How do we know? Well the images have a resolution of 500×500, which is too small to be anything else.

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This device in the screen-grabs features the name GALAXY Altius, which is odd, because that’s the rumored codename of Samsung’s Galaxy S IV. Perhaps the smartwatch is set to be unveiled alongside the company’s new flagship handset on April 15.

It’s also interesting that the UI looks Windows Phone-based, given Samsung’s success with Android, but that could easily be a software shell. And if you look in the upper lefthand corner, you’ll see an SKTelecom logo, indicating it will carry a data plan.

So by the looks of things, both Samsung and Apple are gearing up to go head to head in the still-immature smartwatch space. Will Samsung get there first? Maybe. But does it matter? Sony’s SmartWatch and Motorola’s MOTOACTV have been around for months.

No, like most things tech, I think it will come down to functionality, design and price point. Apple, for its part, is said to have a team of 100 designers working on an iOS-based smartwatch, with a curved glass display. But little else is known about the project.

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  • FlamingOzone

    This is just sad

    • JamesR624

      How is competition and keeping both companies innovating, “sad”?

      • FlamingOzone

        Whoever came up with the idea first should be the company that makes it

      • JamesR624

        Yeah. Apple was totally the first company to come up with a smartwatch, Never mind the Sony SmartWatch, Motorola Motoactv, Pebble Smartwatch, InPulse for Blackberrys, or the Metawatch Strata.

      • FlamingOzone

        Work with me here, maybe it can be jailbroken 0.o lol

      • FlamingOzone

        And it’s only been two weeks and there’s already competition

      • iH@ck3r77

        ya that’s forces both of them to do more innovation in their products….so it’s cool thing not sad… :)

      • Mysteroy3k

        Cause making products off the idea of another company is sad. Samsung is making all the moves apple is making, and that’s not competitive . It comes to a point of thinking, If apple decided to make ear rings it’s sure that Samsung will make ear rings too, that’s not . Samsung is trying to shadow apple instead of creating something that makes others shadow them

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        So your saying Apple came up with the idea of a smartwatch?! Wow the level of fanboyism here is astonishing. That would be like if Apple actually made a TV and some Samsung fanboy saying Apple copied Samsung because Samsung made TVs first. SMFH

      • Whore Ac1d

        You do realize that the apple smart watch hasn’t been a officially confirmed by apple yet, so samsung is really beat apple this time. If you think about it.

      • @dongiuj

        What, you mean like TV, car and pretty much another company out there that make similar products that enable the consumer to have a choice about what product they prefer to buy?
        Yeah, that’s sad, isn’t it?

    • iH@ck3r77

      How one should expect something innovative without competition?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    that BS screen quality is just dumb as hell… i want retina full color or nothing..

    • John156

      Shut up

    • Ben

      Just… just leave.

  • NoBrainer

    Alright so after stealing from apple Samsung is getting tired of being sued by apple and starts stealing from Windows? Nice move

    • charlie

      Samsung is a Windows partner dumbass.

      • Thomas Read

        And that’s why samsung makes android phones. Meaning that microsoft is in competition with itself,samsung have also been making phones directly with google meaning that they are working directly WITH the competition, seems like a kinda stupid idea now huh.

      • Hyr3m

        So you’ve never heard of the Samsung Ativ S for example ?

      • NoBrainer

        I assume you are very smart by the way you talk. Samsung has been partner with apple for some time. They for example provided chips for your so loved iPhone. That doesn’t mean apple will stop suing Samsung. God people these days..

  • http://twitter.com/Roxzt Roxzt

    Leaked (on purposely, shhh…)

    • Ben

      It’s funny cos’ I on purposely made this mistake.

  • http://twitter.com/Tuanvy512 Tuan Z

    All of these of watches are nothing but pieces of junk. Nice to have but very impractical.

  • smtp25

    Does this not look like Windows phone / Metro WIndows 8?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

      It does. And it looks quite nice. The Microsoft/Samsung partnership will work in Samsung’s benefit with this one if it’s real.

      • smtp25

        Ahh was that a partnership annoucement that I missed? Looks like another ‘innovation’ (rip off) from Samsung

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

        Samsung can use any part of Windows because in essence it’s advertising for Microsoft.

  • http://twitter.com/patrickw1995 Patrick

    its shit as always, apple is much better and leading the way, Samsung must of thought of this when apple watch leaks came out just to compete because their soooo shit to think of things by themselves

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

      Calm down, Apple didn’t invent the Smart watch. I feel like your’re angry because Samsung beat Apple to the punch.

      • http://twitter.com/patrickw1995 Patrick

        well clearly apple leaks came out first and samsungs after, and btw this page is not for samsung lovers

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

        But where is the Apple smart watch? I want to see it? Leaks are leaks, real or not they’re just rumors. Besides, phones came out long before Apple, so clearly Apple has copied other people?

        “A good artist copies, a great artist steals.” – Steve Jobs

      • http://twitter.com/patrickw1995 Patrick

        well said especially the last line and i see your point now

  • pauleebe

    What a coincidence …

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    In case you make it .we will make one too..
    At least apple slogan is good for apple and it about time that Samsung payed attention to it..
    THINK DIFFERENT ..

  • seyss

    fuck watches

  • http://www.facebook.com/BassDrop14 Djj Garciaa

    Apple always wins. Fuck off samsung.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

      U mad Samsung beat Apple to the Smart watch? Don’t worry, there’s always next year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laszlo.italia Laszlo Marsi

    I don’t get it samsung device with nokia lumia windows 8 look?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

      Samsung is partnered with Microsoft…they own part of the Windows interface.

      • http://www.facebook.com/laszlo.italia Laszlo Marsi

        Yeah i know But why isn’t samsung just using android or there own softwre!

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    Nice to see Samsung not copying Apple… looks like they are copying Microsoft now XD
    (Seriously though that looks straight up like Windows 8.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

      Considering Samsung is partnered with Microsoft and has made numerous Windows phones, I’m not surprised…

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        Doesn’t give them the right to copy the look of the OS though. Unless this thing will run Windows 8 then that would make a lot of sense lol.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

        Actually it does. Samsung can use any part of Windows in it’s products because it’s advertisement for Microsoft….

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        Microsoft still has to license the OS. Unless this is officially a Windows 8 watch, they can’t use that look without getting sued by Microsoft. It’s not advertisement for Microsoft if Samsung says that look is theirs.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

        Sure they can, they do it all the time. Have you ever seen the Windows phones Samsung makes? It’s still a Samsung phone, just running Windows. And I have yet to see a lawsuit against them…

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        Well as long as this ends up being an official Samsung Windows watch then there shouldn’t be a problem, but if this ends up not running the real Windows 8 and it just “looks’ like Windows 8, they could be in trouble. I doubt that will happen as i’m sure Microsoft will officially license Windows 8 as part of the partnership deal. Or for all we know it could just be a placeholder and this thing may end up running Android. Nothing is official yet anyways so we really have no idea what its running.

  • http://twitter.com/bluebuury ɑղժɾҽա

    Samsung being Samesung again…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

      Yeah man, this is exactly the same Smart watch Samsung released last year…give me a break.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000514380051 John Sklikas

    There is no leak of the iWatch. So Samsung copies Microsoft because they can’t copy Apple!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

      Samsung can’t be sued by Microsoft if they’re partners…get your facts straight.

      • smtp25

        Where are the details of this partnership? And yes Microsoft can sue Samsung if the infringement was of something not included in the partnership – not sure why MS would partner on a watch?

        EDIT: Ok so the partnership is around phones – this is not a phone. using the metro interface for a non-phone is probably not allowed.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

        Teehee. Apparently you didn’t read the agreement but skimmed through it. Samsung can use any part of Windows as long as Microsoft gets it’s cut; in essence it’s advertising for Microsoft.

  • http://twitter.com/El_Barto_01 El Barto

    A rip off of the iPod nano with a windows interface. Lol.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

      Because an iPod nano and a watch have so much in common…

  • insp1112

    Ahh… This was proven to be fake.

    this was made by one Korean middle school student.

    Actually, this rumor screenshot was quite ridiculous like hilarious misspelling (SK telecom was misspelled as SK telcom or telcoem)

    • SimonOrJ

      Good Eye!

      Also, the interference looks bad for beta.

  • http://www.facebook.com/max.reynoso Max Reynoso

    How come no one is talking about the I’m Watch? http://www.imsmart.com

  • FlamingOzone

    Ha, if this becomes an issue like gun control….

  • http://twitter.com/setaneka Bisikan Syaiton

    I am breathing iAir, it feels so much better than god given natural air. iBelieve!

  • shar

    I want a Pebble now :)

  • harry

    why everyrtime samsung tries to compete with apple . firstly apple was in progess for the iwatch now samsung .
    apple is best . no one can defeat apple .

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