Now, following a new leak on Wednesday, we can probably start piecing together the rest of the spec sheet for the wearable codenamed Orbis.
The smartwatch will have a metal chassis housing a Super AMOLED display with a 360×360 pixels resolution at 305ppi. No surprises there really. Well, providing the power for that panel will be a dual-core Exynos 3472 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and backed by 768MB of RAM.
The regular version of the Samsung Orbis will have Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity along with a Global Positioning System, barometer, accelerometer, gyroscope and heart rate sensor.
There’s some confusion as to whether the Orbis will pack 3G calling skills. However, before you get too excited, do note that we expect the Gear A will run Tizen, not Android Wear. But we were wrong – as it seems like there would a new guest in the event namely the Samsung Gear A.
The Samsung Gear A/Orbis is probably Samsung’s most important smartwatch yet, given the lukewarm reception dished out to every other wearable the firm has launched.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 won’t be the company’s only gadget to look forward to this fall. There are rumors claiming that the device will be similar to the widely successful Moto 360 which sports a 1.56-inch round display. Samsung has effectively confirmed this by releasing an SDK for the next Gear watch.
Wednesday’s report says much will depend on the size of the rotating bezel, which Samsung plans to deploy as a unique data input and selection tool. It will also sport a digital crown, an input method introduced in the Apple Watch used to scroll through menus and take you back to the home screen.
There are various rumours on the specs including a built-in camera and sensors for object, image and barcode recognition.