Samsung is rumored to be working on a new smartwatch which will come with a circular design, and is expected to see the light of the day at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in March.
The details are scarce at the moment, but a new report from SamMobile reveals some more details about the design and functionality of the smartwatch.
Samsung’s smartwatch codenamed Orbis is said to feature a crown-shaped power button and a rotating bezel ring on top of it. We’ve seen some patents hinting that Samsung is working on a smartwatch with a bezel ring, but it’s not entirely clear about how the company plans to pull this off.
Unlike Apple where the bezel ring offers a variety of features, it’s not clear if Samsung plans to add a lot of features like zooming in images, setting time and alarm, etc. to its smartwatch. Apparently, Samsung will provide a SDK for developers to create apps, and there’s a possibility that some of those may be able to create apps to make use of the bezel ring. As for the power button, it will be used to wake up the screen, access S Voice, and send emergency messages.
The smartwatch is expected to ship with Tizen as its operating system rather than Android Wear, and we’ve seen the Korean company focusing more on its own in-house operating system than to rely on Google.
At the moment, there are no other details available about Samsung Orbis, but we’ll update you if any other interesting information pops up.
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