Samsung is reportedly planning to launch soon its next smartwatch with a round-dial, dubbed Gear A, according to details that are emerging ahead of its release.
The upcoming wearable will be Samsung's first attempt at industry lauded round-dial design and the latest report suggests the smartwatch to be powered by the latest Tizen OS and a rotating bezel.
During Samsung's Tizen Developer Summit hosted in Bangalore on 30 June, the Korean tech company revealed that its next smartwatch will be powered by Tizen 2.3.1 instead of Android Wear.
In addition, the company confirmed a rotating bezel ring UI for the Gear A smartwatch and a round 360x360 pixel touch screen display, Android Authority reported.
The unconfirmed Gear A smartwatch by Samsung has been in the news for several months now.
The news of Samsung's Gear A smartwatch, codenamed Orbis, featuring a rotating bezel, emerged in May. The report also hinted at a metal frame and a metal crown, which can help users to navigate through the smartwatch's menu.
So far, leaked specs of the Gear A smartwatch suggest an Exynos 3472 dual-core processor backed by 768MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The smartwatch will include all major sensors found in high-end smartwatches launched till now.
The Samsung Gear A will pack barometer, heart rate sensors, gyro, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The smartwatch will be powered by a 250mAh battery and compete with the likes of Moto 360 and LG G Watch R.
There have been conflicting reports about the smartwatch's release schedule, but Samsung is widely expected to launch the Gear A at its upcoming Unpacked event on 13 August. At the event, Samsung will also unveil its much-awaited Galaxy Note 5 alongside Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.