Samsung hasn’t really been able to create any fervor in the wearable segment, yet. At least not the kind of buzz the Apple Watch has managed to create. Samsung hopes to change that with its Orbis smartwatch that was heavily rumored to be unveiled at MWC. The smartwatch is said to be manufactured keeping in mind the luxury-oriented market, and could be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 processor. Also Read - Samsung unveils an “human-eye-like” ISOCELL GWB image sensor in partnership with China’s Tecno
This new information comes from GforGames, which states that the smartwat chcould be powered by an Exynos 7420 SoC and that it might be launched in early Q3 2015 i.e. sometime in September. A 14 nm Exynos 7420 will be embedded into the smartwatch with the intention to cut back on power consumption, and generally improve battery life. However, in the smartwatch, we might not see the full octa-core chipset, but a single-core or a dual-core version of the processor. Also Read - Samsung announces merger of mobile and consumer electronics business: Here's what changes
Additionally, a new patent filed by Samsung also reiterates the rotating bezel feature on the Orbis smartwatch for scrolling purposes. This rotating bezel will be used for navigating through menus, recent apps, going through widgets, and notifications among other functions. Users will also be able to dismiss or snooze alarms, skip music tracks, accept or reject calls, and end active calls. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 series India variants might be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC
Apart from this new information, there is a lot that has already surfaced about the Orbis smartwatch. The wearable was heavily rumored to be unveiled at MWC 2015, but we didn’t see that happen.
The rumor mill says that similar to Samsung’s current smartwatches, the Orbis too will run on Tizen operating system. The UI will also include swipe-based gestures — swiping up will reveal settings like Bluetooth, brightness and battery. In addition to being the first smartwatch in the company’s lineup to boast a circular display, the Orbis will also be the first wearable in the portfolio to feature wireless charging.