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Latest Gear Manager app update seemingly confirms upcoming round smartwatch

Samsung fans have been anxiously waiting for the company’s new smartwatch which was originally supposed to be unveiled back at MWC 2015 in March, instead the company decided to delay the launch because it needed more time to make this the perfect smartwatch. We have already reported exclusively multiple times that the next smartwatch from Samsung will have a round design with a rotating bezel ring, it’s officially called the Gear A but better known by its Orbis codename.

The company appears to have dropped a hint in the latest update to the Gear Manager app seemingly confirming that its next wearable device is most certainly going to be its first ever round smartwatch. If you look closely at the splash screen you’ll notice outlines of previous Gear smartwatches however the most prominent outline is that of a round watch, Samsung is yet to launch a round smartwatch so for all intents and purposes this could be a subtle hint towards what’s in store for us. As per our information the Orbis will be powered by a 1.2GHz Exynos 3472 dual-core processor with Mali-400 MP4 GPU and 768MB RAM, 4GB internal storage and a 250mAh battery. Connectivity options will include Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) with support for Wi-Fi Direct. The smartwatch will have GPS, accelerometer, gyro, barometer and heart rate sensors while being powered by Tizen with a new UI that’s designed specifically for the round display.

Given that Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy Note 5 in August instead and the Gear A is expected to be launched alongside the handset it wouldn’t be surprising if Samsung shows off the round smartwatch at the event on August 12.

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lachywallace
lachywallace

is this version available yet?

rigocalin
rigocalin

If you look at the update information’s for the Gear Manager app in the Samsung Store there is a reference to a Support Gear Circle.

Wilksie
Wilksie

The Gear Circle is the bluetooth headphones that Samsung sell. They clip together to form a circle. The support has been there for them since they launched.

I’ve always fancied them for biking but never heard the quality.