Beating Apple to the confirmation-punch, Samsung have confirmed that they are working on a smart wristwatch to rival Apple’s rumoured iWatch.
“We’ve been preparing the watch product for so long,” Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business told Bloomberg.
“We are working very hard to get ready for it. We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them.”
It wouldn’t be the first time Samsung have tested the smart watch waters, putting out the S9110 Watch Phone back in 2009.
However, this new smart watch (which we’re guessing will be called the S Watch) is likely to be a much more advanced device, probably packing in a touchscreen and some sort of Android interface for connecting up to the company’s line of Galaxy handsets.
Back in February we’d even seen what were purported to be leaked screenshots from a device codenamed the Samsung Galaxy Altius, the square shape of which could be the first real look at the S Watch interface. You can see the screen shots below.