Samsung to release new smartwatch

Samsung logoSamsung Electronics plans to unveil a new Tizen-based smartwatch rumored to have a round design, a bezel ring and wireless charging capabilities.

According to sources from South korea, the tech giant aims to unveil the new circular smart watch, codenamed "Orbis," together with the new version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from March 2-5.

The device will have a circular face, while a rotating bezel ring around the edge will be used to navigate through menus. The display is designed to show apps on the home screen ― either one at a time, or three depending on how quickly you rotate the bezel ring, the report added.

Another key feature of the new device is expected to be wireless charging, considering some people are still avoiding a smart watch because of its short battery life.

Samsung Orbis

Consumers have already applauded the circular displays of the Moto 360 from Motorola and the G Watch R from LG Electronics.

So far, Samsung's 3 wrist watches ― the Gear, Gear 2, and Gear S ― were square-shaped, under the strict concept of smart device rather than traditional wrist watch.

Apple is also scheduled to launch an all-new Apple Watch in April, while traditional watchmakers like Swatch are also making a foray into the market. The Apple watch will reportedly come in two different sizes. Each model uses different glass on the watch face, but the standard Apple Watch and Gold Watch Edition use sapphire crystal glass that can withstand scrapes and scratches. Apple Watch Sport will use Ion-X Glass, as the ion-strengthened glass is more resistant to falls.

LG Electronics, too, is likely to unveil the new model of its G Watch R at the MWC.

Source: CDRinfo

Tags: Samsung, smartwatch, Tizen

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments