It’s clear that, after the popularity of the Moto 360, a good portion of consumers shopping around for their next smartwatch were eying a more round form factor. Shortly after the first crop of Android Wear watches, we watched as LG tossed their circular hat into the ring with the release of the LG G Watch R, a round, more sporty version of their LG G Watch.
Never one to be overshadowed by the competition, Samsung has been rumored to be working on a round smartwatch of their own, and it could be taking another cue from the Moto 360 other than just its circular design. The folks at SamMobile have it on good authority that the Orbis (model number SM-R720) will ditch that awful proprietary charging dock in favor of wireless charging. No word on the type of tech being used (Qi, Powermat, or something else), but we’ll let you know if we learn more.
Samsung’s new smartwatch is expected to be unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress in March alongside their next flagship smartphone: the Samsung Galaxy S6. MWC 2015 is gearing up to be one helluva show this year, and of course we’ll be on hand for the event bringing you guys the latest.