Samsung Gear A spec sheet shines more Orbis light

Hardware details on forthcoming smartwatch revealed
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The Samsung Gear A, otherwise known by its codename the Samsung Orbis, has proved more leaky than a rainy weekend in Wales.

The latest leak, as revealed by SamMobile, includes the all important spec-sheet details, with the hardware configuration for the next-generation smartwatch seemingly confirmed.

Essential guide: All we know about the Samsung Gear A

We already knew that the Gear A's 1.18-inch would boast a 360 x 360 resolution thanks to Samsung's circular SDK release back in May, but now we know it will be a Super AMOLED one. No surprises there really.

The power on board will be a Exynos 1.2GHz dual core CPU, a step up from the 1GHz variant on the Gear S. There's also a 450MHz GPU packed in, as well as 768MB of RAM.

4GB of storage is the same as the Gear S and it's only the battery life where the raw numbers have taken a hit - down from a 300mAh one to a 250mAh pack. However, with the Gear A having a smaller display, battery life shouldn't take a hit.

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In terms of connectivity, there's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS and the sensor list includes an accelerometer, gyro, barometer and heart rate monitor.

There's some confusion as to whether the Orbis will pack 3G calling skills. The latest leak doesn't mention it but previously we've heard there will be cellular connectivity.

The Samsung Gear A will run the company's own Tizen OS, rather than Android Wear.

The next Samsung Gear smartwatch is expected to be officially announced at IFA 2015 in September alongside the new Note smartphone.

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