+ Tuesday June 25th, 2019


Samsung originally teased a successor to the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear S smartwatch at the end of their latest unpacked event. Today while espousing the virtues of their recent released devices and further teasing the Samsung Gear 2 they also made a somewhat cryptic comment.

… with the debut of the Samsung Gear S2 fast approaching, “curved” is going all-out “circular.”

This comment seems to be hinting at a smartwatch display that is both round and curved. While the actual benefits of this are unclear, Samsung is not unaccustomed to just trying something to see if it works. The original Gear S was a Tizen-based smartwatch that included a SIM card for independent cellular connectivity but was only compatible with Samsung phones.


While Samsung has previously updated their watches running Android to run Tizen there is no indication that they will do this for their “signature” smartwatch, nor is there any indication if they will extend compatibility to non-Samsung Android Phones. We won’t have long to wait with Samsung set to announce the Gear S 2 at IFA in Berlin this September. Ausdroid will be covering IFA live from on the ground this year so tune in for all of our coverage.
Are you excited to see what Samsung will be doing with their Smartwatch screen technology? If you were to design your perfect Smartwatch would-would it be?

Source: Samsung.

Duncan Jaffrey   Associate

Duncan Jaffrey

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

Join the Ausdroid Conversation

3 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
4 Comment authors
Duncan_JMikhail Casscarol argotilak abg Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Mikhail Cass
Mikhail Cass

Maybe it is like..um.. like 3.5D glass but more spherical? Slight fisheye effect?
Am I making sense?

carol argo
carol argo

S6 edge bracer?

tilak abg
tilak abg

Guess that comment means curved becoming circular. ….so far from the teaser is only circular and is no need to become curved. ….and you the only site posting this strange rumor

Check Also

Huawei Watch GT has sold more than two million units, and it’s on sale in Australia now

Huawei has announced today that its latest smartwatch – the Huawei Watch GT – has …