Take a look at that image. That one right down there. See that? It's the first reliable bit of information that indicates what the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will look like.

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Perennial leakster @evleaks just posted two screenshots on his Twitter profile, purportedly from the Manager companion app for the Galaxy Gear. They show an NFC pairing system not unlike the latest Sony Smartwatch sans strap, a few apps in a screen not unlike the Pebble Smartwatch app, and not much else. But that demonstration drawing is indeed the first look we've had at the Gear itself, even if it's not much of one. Also note the "SM-V700" model number, which fits in pretty well with Samsung's previous nomenclature.

In the list of apps and settings we've got some pretty obvious entries: clocks, My Apps, Settings, Help. The Find My Watch entry is a nice addition. The Samsung Apps entry (identical to the Android app of the same name) is interesting, as it may indicate that Samsung intends to handle the app distribution itself, without any sort of access to the Play Store. That's just a guess, but it would fit in with Samsung's drive to handle more and more of the content for its own devices.

A Samsung executive has confirmed that we'll see the Galaxy Gear at the pre-IFA Unpacked event next week. Place your bets now, ladies and gents.

Source: @evleaks