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Samsung will reportedly unveil its real Apple Watch rival this fall with the Galaxy Note 5

May 7th, 2015 at 3:35 PM
Samsung Gear A Release Date

Although Samsung never gave us a firm release window for its round-faced smartwatch (supposedly called the Gear A), it looks like any hope of seeing it before the end of the summer has been eradicated. SamMobile shared information on Thursday from its sources who claim the Gear A has been delayed to the second half of 2015, and will now launch alongside the Galaxy Note 5.

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If Samsung had originally planned on releasing the smartwatch within the next two months, the success of the Apple Watch might be to blame for the delay. SamMobile notes that it’s also possible that Samsung simply wants to stick to a more reasonable timetable for product launches in 2015. After all, there are already six Samsung smartwatches on the market, many of which released within months of each other last year.

As for the features of the watch, earlier reports indicate the Gear A will be equipped with a 14nm Exynos 7420 chip, crown-shaped power button, rotating bezel ring and wireless charging capabilities. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon will all reportedly carry 3G models of the watch.

So we don’t have a release date, but if Samsung does end up launching the Gear A alongside the Galaxy Note 5, we can probably expect to see it on store shelves in September or October.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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