The expectation of Samsung constumers was to see during the MWC 2015 a brand new smartwatch, but that doesn’t happen, instead Samsung presented a new version of an old smartwatch.
Samsung’s Executive VP of Mobile Marketing, Young-hee Lee, has been interviewed about the failure to launch a new smartwatch, and tha answer was that the company has now decided to break with its year-old tradition of simultaneous smartphone/smartwatch releases:
We’ve been introducing more devices than anybody else. It’s time for us to pause. We want a more perfect product.
A patent application submitted by Samsung last May matches Lee’s statement and reveals a round smartwatch with a rotating bezel ring that serves as the navigation tool for this new smartwatch along with a crown-shaped power button. New details give the device object and image recognition, in addition to a barcode register for products that can then be purchased through Samsung Pay and gesture controls, as a portion of the software experience.
The Orbis watch takes utility to a whole new level, letting you use the device as not only a wrist wearable but also a keychain, necklace, and armband, among others, while also providing the luxury look and feel that some consumers mandate for wrist jewelry.