Jul 30 AT 8:41 AM Nick Sarafolean 5 Comments

Samsung patents point to upcoming smartwatch with round display


The latest patents granted to Samsung reveal that the company could have plans to soon launch another smartwatch, with one big change. The display on this smartwatch patent is round, indicating a design at least somewhat similar to the Moto 360. Every one of Samsung’s previous smartwatch offerings have been equipped with square displays, making this a clear departure from tradition. This isn’t a negative angle, as round watches convey a much better look and feel over their square counterparts.

In the patents, references can also be found to a charging port at the clasp of the watch. More interesting is that the watch will reportedly feature a camera on the watchband. Rather than being used for taking abnormal pictures, the camera will be used for gesture control of the watch, something that Samsung has used in phones. It’s not entirely clear how this will play out in reality, but it does appear to be a new way of thinking about things. No details are known about when this smartwatch will hit market or what software it will run, but we’re looking forward to more smartwatches with round displays.


Source: USPTO (1), (2), (3)
Via: Android Central

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