Samsung’s first round smartwatch’s details arrive in the form of early developer specifications. What we’re looking at here is more than just the first wave of software specs – here we’ve got a set of hardware specs as well. The resting conglomeration of details has us understanding more about this smartwatch than we usually are able to glean from a smartwatch that’s just been launched. It’s expected that this “Samsung Gear A” will be launched directly alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
According to Abhijeet M at SamMobile, this device is set to work with a dual-core processor that’s far more powerful than any smartwatch we’ve seen before. It’ll also have 4GB of onboard storage – not that it’ll ever really use it. Bluetooth 4.1 will be active here as well. Have a peek at the “full” specifications here, as compiled from a variety of leaks and straight up shares from Samsung:
Samsung Gear A round-faced smartwatch
Display: 1.56-inch 360 x 360 pixel Super AMOLED
Processor: 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos 3472 2x SoC, 450 MHz Mali-400 MP4 GPU
RAM: 768 MB
Battery: 250 mAh
Connectivity: 3G, Call support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2 versions)
Sensors: Gyroscope, Barometer, Heart Rate sensor, Accelerometer
Of particular interest to those expecting Android Wear on this device will be the fact that it won’t. This is a TIZEN smartwatch, just like Samsung’s several “Gear” devices before. You’ll have to hold on for a few more months to get a circular Android Wear watch from Samsung, if they bring one at all.
This smartwatch has been called the “perfect smartwatch” by Samsung in the past, a watch that they’ve paused production on other watches to make. Instead of tossing as many watches as possible at the wall to see which one sticks, they’ve taken a bit extra time on this one. Ironic!