Samsung Postpones Smartwatch Launch Date To Let Apple Watch Hype Dial Down

Samsung has pushed back the launch of its first round-faced smartwatch, set to be known as the Gear A, to wait for the hubbub over the Apple Watch to die down.

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Samsung Postpones Smartwatch Launch Date

The announcement has been pushed back to the second half of this year - likely in September - so that it can "follow a proper time table with its product launches, and possibly to give the market time to settle down with the Apple Watch", according to Samsung blog SamMobile.

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The watch had been much anticipated because it is the first time that Samsung will unveil a round face, moving away from the long rectangular faces of its previous releases.

Samsung Postpones Smartwatch Launch Date

The Apple Watch is a rectangle, many recent Android smartwatches such as the LG G Watch Urbane and others are moving towards a more traditional, round watch face.

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