Sources out of the Korea Herald are suggesting we might soon see yet another Samsung Gear variant, this time dubbed the Samsung Gear Solo. As the name suggests, the smartwatch would be a standalone device, meaning it wouldn’t require a smartphone to receive data or make phone calls. The SIM enabled smartwatch would be more along the lines of the Omate TrueSmart watch we took a look at during CES 2014, only more than likely a lot more streamlined.
Apparently the watch could launch sooner rather than later, with Samsung teaming up with SK Telecom to launch the standalone smartwatch in the coming weeks. It’s still unclear if Samsung will debut the watch outside their homeland of Korea, but the fact that Samsung recently trademarked the name “Gear Solo” lets us know this is in fact a real thing. Let’s hope Samsung doesn’t make the mistake of choosing Jason Derulo as the Gear Solo’s creative director.