Rumor: Samsung Gear A (Orbis) to be launched in September alongside the Note 525
According to sources quoted by Sammobile, the success of the Apple Watch is one of the main reasons why Samsung decided against launching the Gear A in the upcoming months. Apparently Samsung is waiting for the Apple Watch launch frenzy to cool down before launching a competing product. The manufacturer is also said to take its time with developing the Gear A in order to ensure that the device has what it takes to compete against the Apple Watch, the smartwatch to beat at the moment.
A couple of weeks ago, the manufacturer hinted that it is working on its first smartwatch with a fully circular display, but Samsung made no mention of a potential release date timeframe. Some of the rumored features of the Tizen-based Samsung Gear A smartwatch (said to be codenamed Orbis internally) include a rotating bezel ring that can be used to cycle through apps, a power button with a crown shape, as well as wireless charging capabilities.
Sources also claimed in the past that aside from the Bluetooth version of the smartwatch, Samsung will also launch a version with 3G data and standalone voice calling.