Samsung ‘working on’ a round-faced smartwatch to rival Moto 360

Samsung is in the process of developing a smartwatch with a rounded face, according to new reports on Monday.

SamMobile brings word from its sources claiming the device will arrive as a direct response to the as-yet-unreleased, but well-received Moto 360 smartwatch.

The report offered no indication on when the rounded device would be made official, but it is highly unlikely to arrive alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and the Gear 3 combination expected at next week’s IFA tech show.

It is also unclear whether Samsung would launch such a device with its own Tizen operating system or seek to rival the Moto 360 on Google’s Android Wear OS.

If the device is out to rival the Moto 360 – and the incoming round-faced smartwatch from LG – then we might be able to assume this will be Samsung’s second Android Wear device.

Elsewhere in the report, SamMobile claimed the forthcoming Gear 3 smartwatch will come with a SIM-slot making it possible to receive notifications without being connected to an existing smartphone via Bluetooth.

Late last week, reports claimed the new Gear 3 would offer a very pronounced curved screen, taller than the underwhelming Gear 2 but not as slim as the Gear Fit.

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