Rumor: Samsung Gear A (Orbis) to be launched in September alongside the Note 5

Rumor: Samsung Gear A (Orbis) to be launched in September alongside the Note 5
According to a new rumor from Sammobile, Samsung won't launch its rounded Gear A smartwatch until September. According to the Samsung-centric tech blog, the Gear A is now scheduled to be unveiled at IFA 2015 alongside the Galaxy Note 5. There's no way to confirm this rumor, meaning that it's probably best to digest this information with a pinch of the proverbial salt.

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.

source: Sammobile

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