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Samsung’s Gear A smartwatch said to offer 3G and voice calls

by Jacob Kleinman | April 7, 2015April 7, 2015 10:20 am PDT

It’s been a while since Samsung launched a new smartwatch, but the company is expected to go all out with its next wearable device. We’ve heard a lot about the rumored “Orbis” already. Now, a fresh report claims to reveal even more details, including the new watch’s official name.

According to Sammobile, the company is gearing up to release the Gear A with 3G support and the ability to make calls from your wrist. Samsung will apparently also offer a standard model with Bluetooth but no cellular connection. We’re guessing this version will be cheaper, at least compared to the SIM-enabled watch.

Based on previous leaks, we’re expecting the Gear A to feature a circular display with a rotating bezel used to control the device. Samsung is also expected to stick with its in-house Tizen operating system over Android Wear. Based on the alleged name, we’re guessing the new smartwatch could feature a high-end design, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy A smartphone family.

Samsung is expected to announce the Gear A later this year, possibly at the IFA trade show in September, but we hope to learn more about the company’s next smartwatch before then.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...