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Samsung’s upcoming Gear A (Orbis) smartwatch will feature 3G support

Gear A

Samsung’s intentions to launch a new smartwatch are well known at this point. The company is expected to announce this wearable (also known as the Orbis) in September. However, the device hasn’t stopped making its way into the rumor mill, with a new report suggesting that the smartwatch will pack 3G support out of the box, much like the Gear S which was announced in September last year.

The company will reportedly launch two variants with one featuring Bluetooth support and the other with full blown 3G connectivity. It is interesting to note that both variants are said to be packing WiFi support on board, so your notifications will be managed more efficiently when on a WiFi connection. The 3G variant will also be capable of making calls independently, which is a good feature to have on a wearable.

Further good news awaits American customers as the Gear A is revealed to be available in model numbers associated with all four major carriers of the U.S. (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint). We should be able to gather more details on this wearable in due time. It is hoped that the company will finally enable support for non-Samsung smartphones as well, which has been one of the only complaints of Tizen smartwatches so far.

Via: Sam Mobile