In terms of wearable devices the year 2014 has seen alot of gadgets from Samsung, starting from Gear 2 and going up Gear S but the year 2015 will bring even more promises.
In 2015, we could see a new wearable that will come with a built-in fingerprint scanner. Aside from featuring that sensor and not relying on a smartphone for secure authentication purposes, this yet-unnamed smartwatch is also to sport some simple payments functionality. This will be developed by Samsung in partnership with PayPal. The two companies have already teamed up this year to enable making payments with the Galaxy S5’s fingerprint sensor, so the new smartwatch venture would be a natural extension of that relationship.
Obviously the point of all this is for Samsung to be able to respond to the Apple Watch, which will become available early next year too. Samsung is clearly hoping that the built-in fingerprint scanner will give its next smartwatch the edge compared to Apple’s first offering in the space.