Wednesday , December 12 2018 Ausdroid » News » Samsung musing over round smartwatch ahead of MWC 2015

Now that CES 2015 is mostly behind us (well, the good stuff is) the rumours ahead of MWC 2015 are starting to heat up a little. One particularly juicy rumour is that Samsung plans to launch a round smartwatch at MWC next month, allowing to enter a fairly limited club at the moment inhabited by the LG G Watch R and Moto 360.

What little we know comes of reports of a device dubbed the SM-R720, codenamed Orbis within the company. According to these reports, the watch runs Samsung’s Tizen operating system, and not Android Wear. While that’s a little disappointing, we know that some of Samsung’s previous smartwatches running Tizen haven’t been too shabby at all, so this could still be quite a promising device.

Samsung has filed patents earlier this year which included a round smartwatch design, giving this rumour some credibility.

The LG G Watch R and Moto 360 are both fairly well regarded devices, so the SM-R720 enters a competitive space, but Samsung has been known to pull some fairly good results out of a hat, so it might be lining up for a strong entry.

We’re as excited as anyone to see what Samsung manages with this device, so fingers crossed it won’t be too long until MWC 2015 and a reveal!

Source: SamMobile.
Via: 9to5Google.

Chris Rowland   Chief Executive

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

1
Join the Ausdroid Conversation

avatar
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Senectus Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Sen ectus
Ausdroid Reader

ugh.. if its not wear, i aint wearing it.

stupid useless isolated wearable device OS’s

Check Also

I signed up for Optus offers 4G Plus Home Broadband, and it’s awesome

After writing about Optus’ new Home Broadband plans last night, I have kept my word …