It’s been a couple of months since we last heard anything about the Gear A/Orbis, Samsung’s upcoming round smartwatch, but today that drought has come to an end.
A new report claims to have lots of spec information for Samsung’s round Gear. According to SamMobile, the Gear A will pack a 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos 3472 processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 250mAh battery. The Gear A is also expected to have an array of sensors and radios that includes Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, GPS, accelerometer, barometer, and a heart rate sensor.
Finally, the Gear A’s display will be a Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 320x320. It’s not yet know how large the display will be, though.
Samsung recently released a developer SDK that revealed that the Gear A will use a rotating bezel that’ll help you to navigate the watch’s UI. For example, you can rotate the bezel to scroll through lists and change volume. This could be an interesting method of navigation rather than poking at the tiny screen on the smartwatch. Plus, the Gear A will be Samsung’s first round smartwatch, so that’ll likely help built interest in the wearable. The Gear A is expected to run Tizen and not Android Wear, though, so don’t go thinking that you’ll be connecting it to your Android smartphone.