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Next Samsung smart watch expected to be circular

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Industry insiders in Korea suggest Samsung Electronics’ next smart watch will have a round dial and other more traditional design cues such as a rotating bezel.

A patent drawing released by SamMobile, a closely watched blog about Samsung news shows a circular smart watch with a display that divides up into different segments for different functions.

Work on the next generation of watches has been carried out under the code name of Orbis, another hint that a circular design is being considered.

The new watch is expected to be releavealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the beginning of next month.

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“Samsung’s new smart watch will look more like a traditional wristwatch to appeal to a wider group of customers,” an industry source who declined to be named told the Korea Herald newspaper.

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