Samsung to launch round smartwatch at MWC; will feature wireless charging

Samsung could release their another smartwatch this year at the Mobile World Congress. Unlike the previous editions, the new device will sport a round redesign and will charge wirelessly.


Samsung could release a smartwatch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Unlike the previous editions, the new device will sport a round-face design and will charge wirelessly.

According to a report by Sam Mobile, all of Samsung’s smartwatches have been guilty of the non-intuitive way of charging, but it seems the company’s upcoming smartwatch, codenamed Orbis will finally make things easier by supporting wireless charging.

This will be the company's first round-face smartwatch. We have previously seen the similar pattern being followed by Motorola with the Moto 360 and LG with the G Watch R smartwatches adopt circular screens. There is no information provided as to how the smartwatch will charge.

Another report by Sam Mobile also shared as to how Samsung's smartwatch will feature both a crown-shaped power button and a rotating bezel ring on top. The company will be providing an SDK for developers so they can build more features around the ring, so even if the company does not put in a lot of features itself, third-party developers will likely find a way to take advantage of the ring in their apps.

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