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The Samsung Gear Live will join the Gear 2 smartwatch but will use Google's own Android Wear software rather than Tizen IBTimes UK

All the technical specifications for Samsung's upcoming smartwatch powered by Google's Android Wear operating system have leaked.

Samsung is expected to join Motorola and LG to manufacture smartwatches running Android Wear, which was announced in March.

There have been reports suggesting Samsung will introduce the Android Wear smartwatch at the search giant's developer conference Google I/O which begins in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Prior to the announcement, Spanish tech blog ALT1040 says it has obtained information from internal sources about the features and release date for Samsung's latest smartwatch. According to the sources Samsung's new smartwatch will be called Gear Live and will go on sale on 7 July.

No pricing details have been revealed.

The Gear Live will use Google's Android Wear software, while the company's current smartwatches - the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo - use the company's own Tizen software and only work with a limited set of Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

In terms of hardware specifications, the Samsung Gear Live will feature a 1.63in Super AMOLED display with resolution measuring at 320 x 320 pixels. It will use a 1.2GHz processor, paired with 512MB RAM and coming with 4GB of internal storage . The wearable device will be IP67 certified and resistant to water and dust.

As for dimensions, the Gear Live will measure 38 x 56 x 8.9mm and weigh 59g. It will use a 300mAh battery and support Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity. Like the Gear 2, the Gear Live will feature a heart rate monitor and as it uses Android Wear will support Google services such as Google Now, Gmail, Hangouts, Google Maps and Google Voice.

The camera which appeared on the Gear 2 might be removed as such features are not supported on Google OS, adds Sammobile.