Did you forget about the Samsung Gear A, also known as the Orbis? Well it appears Samsung hasn’t. Sammobile has just posted the specs of this upcoming smartwatch. Sammobile has some more specs of the Orbis than what we’ve seen in previous leaks, including Samsung’s own SDK that they put out not too long ago. According to the publication, the Orbis is going to be featuring an Exynos 3472 dual-core processor. This is going to be clocked at 1.2GHz and will be using the Mali-400 MP4 GPU which will be clocked at 450MHz. Additionally, it’ll be sporting 768MB of RAM, along with 4GB of on-board storage and a 250mAh battery inside. Spec wise, it’s pretty similar to the other smartwatches out there right now, although, a smaller battery than some of the near Android Wear smartwatches.
As far as connectivity to your smartphone goes, it’ll be using Bluetooth 4.1. No real surprise there. There will also be another variant with WiFi connectivity. Also included is WiFi Direct. Sammobile also states that Samsung is going to have GPS, Accelerometer, gyro, barometer and heart rate sensors in the Gear A.
Obviously, since this isn’t an Android Wear smartwatch, we’ll be looking at Tizen running the show. It will be optimized for the round display on the Gear A as well. Much like LG’s WebOS-powered Watch Urbane LTE, it’ll likely have a lot of home-grown features baked in. And could also be only compatible with Samsung smartphones, as we’ve seen with every other smartwatch Samsung has put out aside from the Gear Live which was an Android Wear smartwatch.
For the display, we’re looking at a 360×360 resolution Super AMOLED display. Sammobile is unsure of what size the screen will actually be, however. We’ll likely find that out a bit further down the road as we get closer to Samsung launching the Gear A. While it’s not confirmed, we should be seeing the Gear A at IFA this September at Samsung’s Unpacked event when they announce the Galaxy Note 5, as well as the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. There are rumors of a launch event happening in August, but there’s not much concrete evidence to go along with that.