Updated 10:02 AM EST, Thu, Dec 02, 2021

Samsung 'Orbis' Gear A Smartwatch: The Ultimate Apple Watch Destroyer? Specs, Features & Everything We Know So Far

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Samsung may soon be launching its best smartwatch to date, if recent reports hold truth. Followers would remember that the promise lies in the so-called "Orbis," the Korean tech giant's circular wearable, which seems to defy all that's been established in the booming smartwatch market.

In a recent article, considering "what the signs are pointing to at the moment," SamMobile confirmed that the "Orbis" will be launched as the "Gear A." According to the outlet, Samsung is working on getting close to perfection with the wearable.

The source is convinced that Gear A could be "the most premium smartwatch" hailing from Samsung yet.

Reportedly, Gear A will come in two variants, one with Bluetooth connectivity, and another one with 3G and calling support. Both models are expected to support Wi-Fi, just like the Samsung Gear S.

If these details are to be believed, users will be able to initiate / receive phone calls and establish data connection without connecting to smartphones, TechRadar said.

As cited by BGR, alleged model numbers have also been out, with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon owning the 3G-enabled model in stock. South Korean carriers such as SKT, KT and LG U+ will also have specific models.

The Gear A's release date remains unclear at this point.

Meanwhile, with its launch drawing closer, the Apple Watch remains to be subject of the web's interest. MacRumors took note of fresh photos, which seemed to suggest the device's packaging, though the outlet questioned their authenticity.

According to the outlet, the images were posted by Instagram user Jeremy Gan. MacRumors is convinced that they're taken during the day at the Daily Mail's offices at 51 Astor Place in New York City. The source's Instagram profile has been switched to private.

For those who may not know, the Apple Watch's release is set on April 24, as pre-orders kick off on April 10. Initially, the wearable will be available in nine countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan.

Since the device comes in three different collections (standard, Sport and Edition), pricing schemes also vary. The cheapest of these models belong to the Sport collection, selling for $349. These measure 38 mm: silver aluminum case models with white, blue, green and pink bands; and space gray aluminum case model with a black band.

In Canada, these models are priced for $449 ($357 USD). They come at £299 ($447 USD) in the U.K., inclusive of approximately £50 VAT.

The 38 mm 18-karat rose gold (rose gray modern buckle) and yellow gold (bright red modern buckle) case models are the most expensive of all the Apple Watches, priced for $17,000 USD and $22,000 CAD ($17,483 USD). These cost £13,500 ($20,186 USD) in the U.K., inclusive of approximately £2,250 VAT.

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