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This Gear A concept image does little to excite

We have been hearing a lot about the Gear A, with our own insiders having offered us a lot of detail about Samsung’s first round smartwatch. But despite all the information that has been leaking recently, we are yet to see any hint of what the Gear A (codenamed Orbis) could look like, thanks to the lack of any leaks showing even a prototype. But according to the details we’ve exclusively published, the watch could be one of the most premium yet from the Korean manufacturer, and someone has put that information to creative use and come up with a concept image of the Gear A.

The concept image hasn’t been fully rendered yet, and even though it’s just a work-in-progress, the concept doesn’t exactly show anything worth getting excited about. Make no mistake – it certainly looks cool as a general concept, but it doesn’t really show anything that would make us go “Yes! This could be what Samsung’s watch will look like!” But then again, given how the Orbis’ design is being so closely guarded by Samsung, concept designs might be all we have to stay interested in the smartwatch until it gets officially announced.

What do you think about the concept image?

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kronicle
kronicle

Why does writer always seem to be so down on Samsung. I thought Sammobile was for fans and technology wiz kids preparing for the future. The render is exactly that; a mock up render to showcase key features only. Like; 1. Wireless Charging 2. It’s Modular Design….. and here we’re talking the only modular designed Smart Wearable on the Market!!! …….they are already working with Montblanc and numerous other Luxury Watch and Jewelry Designers to make accessories for it! Like…. Pendants, Watch Bands, Arm Bands, Brooches, even a rumor of a Designer Belt Buckle and Designer Purses for Women where… Read more »

harryisme
harryisme

It looks like an entry level watch. knowing Samsung and…let’s be polite and say how they get inspired by Apple, they probably have multi-tier versions planed, this looks like it might be a render for the all entry level sports watch with a plastic/rubber strap, they’ll probably release a regular version with replaceable straps, (Maybe taking hints from Pebble two and build in certain features into the strap.) and we’ll probably see a premium version, and knowing Samsung they’ll align themselves with a premium watch brand to promote it.

atehrani
atehrani

Wasn’t Samsung first to market with multi-tiered versions of smart watches? Think the Gear 2 Neo and Gear 2.

harryisme
harryisme

There were a few differences between the Neo and regular 2, I think the Neo was slimmer and had a better build, the Gear 2 had a camera. So they were different devices, yet similar. But you are right this was Samsungs method of offering more choice to consumer…though I doubt the apple fanboys will see it that way if Samsung continued that trend.

kronicle
kronicle

Absolutely…… and in fact they were the first to market with their wearable phone, called WatchPhone back in 1999. Every year after that they released slimmer, more feature rich models and even were Co-Branding Smartwatch Phones throughout the 2000’s decade. In 2008/2009 they released the several models, including the thinnest watchphone wearable with full touchscreen interface on the market. That was all prior to LG’s late 2009 first watch phone wearable. Where’s their WebOS LTE model now? It hasn’t been seen since it was unveiled at a tech show. Whereas Gear Orbis has been in the works since Pranav Mistry… Read more »

aeensing
aeensing

Im not feeling the render.
I think it will be like the lg watch urbane but then a bit thinner.