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Get ready to Gear up: Samsung will reveal its next smartwatch Sept. 3

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Robert Nazarian
On Thursday morning, Samsung revealed its brand new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but the biggest news came in the form of a teaser. At the end of the show, the company teased fans with a picture of a very circular, simple watch face, which you can see above. This is undoubtedly the next Gear watch, which has been swirling around the online rumor bowl for some time now.

After the quick image, Samsung revealed that it will show more off on Sept. 3 from the IFA 2015 trade show in Berlin. Digital Trends will be on hand at the big show to learn more.

Though it was one of the most active smartwatch makers in 2014, Samsung has not released a new smartwatch in more than a year. The new watch may come with wireless charging, Samsung Pay, and a Tizen OS, meaning it might not use Android Wear. If there’s one thing we know about Samsung, it’s that the company likes to hedge its bets. There are already rumors of multiple watches coming out later this year.

Most interesting is the fully round watchface. The Motorola Moto 360 was the first round watch, but lacked a fully round screen. LG’s G Watch R featured a round screen, made possible by a bulkier design. It appears that Samsung may be the first watch maker to merge a stylish round screen with a compact watch design.

We were live at the London and New York City unveilings, which you can catch up on here, along with our team’s live tweets from the show floor. Click here to read our full hands-on coverage of the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, which will hit U.S. shelves on August 21 on all major wireless carriers.

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