According to a new report from SamMobile, Samsung is reportedly working on a new smartwatch which will come with a round dial, and will apparently see the light of the day at the Mobile World Congress in March.
The alleged smartwatch comes with a SM-R720 model number, and is referred to as “Orbis” within the company.
As far as the operating system is concerned, the report suggest it will come with Tizen rather than Android Wear which is on most of the smartwatches. But, as for Samsung, most of their smartwatches run their own Tizen operating system. The news could correct as we’ve seen some patents hinting at a round smartwatch from the Korean company.
If the rumor pans out, this would be company’s first smartwatch with a round design, moving away from the traditional design for Gear smartwatches — the standalone Gear S came with a rectangular-looking design, while the other Gear watches also featured a similar design language.
Tizen is compatible with Android devices, but it’s a little different than Android Wear. Mobile World Congress 2015 is scheduled in March in Barcelona, it would be interesting to see if the Korean company has any surprises planned for its fans. We’ll update you as soon as we hear anything.