Samsung Allegedly Confirms Next-Gen Gear Smartwatch With Rotating Bezel

By Anuj

Samsung's next-generation Gear smartwatch has been in news for quite some time now. There are plenty of rumours circulating about what we can expect from Samsung's Apple Watch killer, not least that it'll probably be called the Gear A.

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Samsung Confirms Next-Gen Gear Smartwatch With Rotating Bezel

Whatever Samsung ends up revealing, it'll have some tough competition to face. The South Korean giant will undoubtedly be launching the Gear A/Orbis in the next few months.

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Now, according to some of the leaks appearing online, the Gear A is shaping up to the smartwatch to look forward to in 2015. The company recently revealed new development tools for its upcoming round watch, revealing a flurry of features about the device. Thanks to the SDK tools released to app developers on Tuesday, we now know almost everything about the Gear A.

Samsung Confirms Next-Gen Gear Smartwatch With Rotating Bezel

First up, Samsung has allegedly confirmed that its next-generation Gear Watch will have a rotating round display. The SDK documents (via SamMobile) show how users can command the rotating bezel to move through lists, switch between screens, type messages, change values like the timer, and to zoom in and out of images.

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The leaked documents also features some key specifications. For instance, the next Gear will have a 1.65-inch circular display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels at density of 305ppi. It'll also have Wi-Fi, GPS, 2G/3G connectivity, a heart-rate monitor, pressure sensor and magnetic sensor.

Samsung Confirms Next-Gen Gear Smartwatch With Rotating Bezel

There's been nothing official from Samsung regarding a launch date, but we don't expect it to be far from IFA Berlin trade show which, this year, runs from 4- 9 September, 2015.

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