Updated 11:28 AM EST, Thu, Jan 20, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Gear A 'Orbis' Release Date: Top 3 Specs & Features to Watch Out For [Rumors]

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Expected to be launched alongside the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus this coming Aug. 13, the Samsung Gear A watch or Orbis is said to come with next-generation features for users.

There is still no official word from Samsung about the specifications of the device but leaked rumours reveal that it is a smartwatch to look out for.

Below are some of the top features of the upcoming Samsung Gear:

Circular design

Sam Mobile reported that the watch will have a "round or curved shape since recent watches have been introduced sporting round dials.

Phone Arena also reported that the manufacturer if the device "indirectly confirmed" the bezel ring design which helps in opening applications. It said that the revelation was made during the company's Tizen Developer Summit 2015 in Bangalore, India.

"Although the rotative dial was not mentioned as part of the upcoming Gear A, or any specific smartwatch, the feature was introduced as a method of controlling version 2.3.1 of Samsung's open-source Tizen operating system," added Phone Arena.

The bezel design will also reportedly help in performing several actions on the watch like scrolling and zooming.

Better hardware

According to Wareable, the watch will have state-of-the-art features like a Super AMOLED 1.18-inch, 360 x 360 with a 305 ppi count. It will also reportedly come with various wearable sensors like an accelerometer, gyroscope and heart-rate monitor.

"There's Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular on board; although it's only 2G and not 3G, so we're not expecting a standalone device," Wearable added.

Mashable also discussed that the upcoming watch will have a 768MB of RAM, 4GB of onboard storage and a digital crown which is believed to perform the same functions as the round bezel.

Wireless Charging and Biometrics

The Orbis is also believed to be able to charge wirelessly, sources confirmed to Wareable.

"That'd be a similar setup to the Android Wear running, round-faced rival, Moto 360 - which has a handy charging dock the watch simply sits in when you're not wearing it," added Wareable.

As for the biometrics feature, the company is reportedly developing "a biosignal ID system for smartwatch payments."

This new system will authenticate the identity of the owner prior to direct payment transactions.

In line with the upcoming release of the smartwatch, Mashable said that this line of Gear from Samsung has not really been well received by the public. The company is still hoping that the new introduction will change the trend.

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