Samsung’s six smartwatches may have been put in the shade by the new Apple Watch. But that doesn’t mean that the Korean company is giving up on the nascent space for wearable tech. Far from it.
New reports emerging from its home territory suggest Samsung is priming yet another new techno timepiece, this time with a fingerprint sensor built in.
The device will also have PayPal integration, according to a ‘high ranking officer at Samsung’ cited by Business Korea.
The payment system appears to be a big part of the gadget-maker’s next wrist-warmer.
Word is it’ll be available in 50 countries and will be able to tip off users about deals at nearby shops.
Clearly Samsung wants to gazump Apple’s new Pay platform before it takes hold globally.
Samsung has apparently done a deal with biometric firm Synaptics to make the fingerprint scanner a reality.
It’s not clear whether this will form part of the device’s display, although how it could fit comfortably elsewhere on the watch is a mystery.
The new watch is expected to tip up at February’s Mobile World Congress event.
That could be around the same time as the Apple Watch tips up, making early 2015 a testing time for those looking to convince consumers the future is on your wrist.