On July ninth we reported that LG was out to steal Apple's thunder regarding a fingerprint scanner for the iPhone and then on the seventeenth we pointed out that Sony is planning to reveal a new smartphone in early September touting a new 20MP camera that is likely to beat Apple's next iPhone camera at 12MP.
This trend is now set to continue with Samsung planning to release their new Galaxy Note III on September 6 alongside the debut of their new smart watch which is noted as a being a "Samsung Gear" smartphone accessory. While it's likely to be another cheesy product, the goal of course is to simply beat Apple to market with a smart watch so that Apple will look like a follower rather than a leader when and if they release such a product in the future. Yet Samsung mistakenly equates beating Apple to market with something and actually delivering real innovation.
The other news out this morning is that Samsung will be releasing their new Exynos 5 Octa application processor later this week. The updated processor has supposedly fixed its initial heat problems. Whether the new processor will be aimed for the updated Galaxy Note III or for Samsung's Tizen based smartphone due to be released in Q4 is unknown at this time - though it's likely to be the latter.
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