It's time for the Gears S3 rumours to start up, apparently.

A recent leak suggested that Samsung's follow-up to the Gear S2 smartwatch is codenamed Solis and will run Tizen, but now, overexposed images posted to Twitter (and spotted by SamMobile) have given us a first look at the upcoming watch. It's hard to tell if they're real. All we can see is a round smartwatch with a Rolex-like design, including a metal bracelet and fluted bezel.

The images are also stamped with the brand "Gear S3". These could be fakes or a bad Photoshop job, but either way, it's safe to assume that Samsung is developing a Gear S3 and might even launch the watch at IFA 2016 in Berlin. That show will kick off in early September. We've assumed the Gear S3 will make an appearance then because Samsung launched the S2 at last year's IFA.

There's not much else to go on for now, but stay tuned to Pocket-lint's Gear S3 hub for all the latest news, including more leaks and rumours.

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