Just yesterday Samsung Galaxy A8 made its place on store shelves in China, and today the Korean Electronics announced two new selfie-focused smartphones into the Indian market, called Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7. Now that the first rounded smartwatch from Samsung, codenamed Orbis specifications came out. Of course if it launches this fall, it will be sold as Gear A, and could make its debut alongside the Galaxy Note 5, possible on August 12.
Full set of specs for the device leaked, which claims the Gear A to be powered by an Exynos 3472 chipset with 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 450MHz Mali-400 MP4 GPU. Screen on the circular Orbis smartwatch we can expect a 1.65-inch (360x360px) Super AMOLED display, and alleged to bring with it a rotating bezel around the display, which can be used to scroll through lists or adjust certain settings.
It will have 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 250 mAh battery. Sensors it will get a GPS, accelerometer, gyro, barometer, as well as a heart rate monitor. One version will have built-in Wi-Fi too (802.11n), including Wi-Fi Direct. The Gear A is also said to support 3G and calling functionality and will also support NFC based mobile payment.
An exclusive version of Tizen OS will be running onboard, featuring an interface design specifically for the rounded screen and the Gear A’s bezel ring will be used to control the UI, which is a special element that may affect how big the screen itself can be in order for the watch to reasonably fit as many people’s wrists as possible.