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Samsung Gear A smartwatch specs spilled

by Brandon Russell | July 15, 2015

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 won’t be the company’s only gadget to look forward to this fall. In just a few months, Samsung is also expected to introduce a new smartwatch—the Gear A—which is said to sport a circular display. What else will it contain? A new report from SamMobile apparently has the details.

The round wearable will allegedly come with an Exynos 3472 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 768MB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.1, and an array of sensors for activity tracking and the like. Additionally, SamMobile says the device will sport a 250mAh battery, which is a little smaller than we had hoped. However, it’s just a smidgen larger than what you’d get from the Apple Watch, and that device typically lasts through an entire day.

Another spec revealed by SamMobile includes a display resolution of 360 x 360 pixels, though it’s unclear how large the screen will actually be. My guess is it’ll be similar to the Moto 360, which has a 1.56-inch display. Anything larger than that might seem unwieldy, though the Gear A could minimize its overall footprint by being thinner than competing wearables.

One of the Gear A’s biggest features is said to be how users will navigate the software. Rather than solely relying on swipes, the Gear is rumored to feature a bezel ring that users can manipulate, similar to a camera’s focus ring. It may also feature a digital crown, which is a big part of the Apple Watch’s charm.

The Samsung Gear A could be revealed alongside the Galaxy Note 5, which will apparently be unveiled as early as next month. If not, we expect it in September during the IFA conference in Berlin.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...


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