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Samsung to sell smart watch

Samsung unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean firm's latest effort to find a new growth driver.

Rival Apple is expected to launch its own device this year and LG Electronics has also announced its new G Watch R smartwatch featuring a circular plastic OLED screen, and a stainless steel frame.

Samsung's new smartwatch, called the Gear S (inset), differs from its predecessors with a bigger 5cm curved display and offers features such as WiFi connectivity, pedestrian navigation and a built-in GPS. This device will run on Samsung's Tizen operating system. Samsung said the Gear S will start selling from October. It did not give details on pricing or where it will be available.


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