In line with our earlier reports Samsung has finally launched the Gear SDK for developers. The SDK might just be a tool for developers to toy around and build things but it sure does shed light on some of the features and specifications of Samsung’s unannounced Gear A also codenamed Corbis, Samsung’s first smartwatch with a circular display. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
The documents demonstrate how the bezel ring will work in the Gear A smartwatch and also offers insights on the hardware and construction of the smartwatch. As envisaged earlier, the Gear A would feature a round watch face along with a metal frame and a crown. The display will be sized at 1.18-inch and will resolve into 360×360 pixels translating into a pixel density of 305 ppi. The list of onboard sensor includes accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure sensor, heart-rate monitor and magnetic sensor. Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?
According to the SDK, the rotating bezel can be used to navigate in the UI in between screens, control the volume, pan and zoom images. This would be similar to the crown on the Apple Watch. The smartwatch is well equipped connectivity wise as it comes with Wi-Fi, 3G and also GPS. The Gear A will also let users control the notifications to a certain extent on the watch itself. Here are some glimpses of how the UI would look Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 launch in India next week: Top specs, price around Rs 15,000, more