Samsung circular smartwatch could be just a couple months away

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Motorola’s got one. LG’s getting one. And at the pace things are going, if you want to be a competitive smartwatch manufacturer, that’s going to mean adding a model with a circular face to your offerings. We’ve already heard that Samsung may be looking to spice up its smartwatch lineup with a new Gear model featuring a highly curved display, but now we get word that a circular model could be arriving to join it before the end of the year.

We’ve talked about round Samsung smartwatches before, having spotted the company’s work towards patenting such designs (above), but we haven’t had any sort of firm idea of how this would lead to a particular commercial product. Now SamMobile has heard from its sources about Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch plans, and after it delivers a SIM-enabled smartwatch at its Unpacked event next week (which may end up being the Gear 3 our own sources have described), next on the agenda could be this circular-faced model.

Unfortunately, we don’t have much at all in the way of detail about his model, unsure even if it might run Tizen or Android Wear. Launch plans are similarly loose, but it sounds like this guy is still very much in the development phase, and there would be at least a month or two to go before it’s ready for release. That may give LG and Motorola a temporary advantage, but Samsung’s own round smartwatch could still arrive before the holiday season.

Source: SamMobile

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!