According to recent reports, Samsung will reveal a new smartwatch along with the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and Galaxy Fold 2 in August. The new wearable will be dubbed Galaxy Watch 3 instead of Galaxy Watch 2. You may be wondering, why the company is killing the unreleased Galaxy Watch 2? Apparently, it is to avoid confusion with the Galaxy Watch Active 2. The company released the Watch Active 2 last year, and don’t want customers to have an impression that the upcoming wearable is inferior to the Watch Active 2, for that reason, the new product will be launched as Galaxy Watch 3.
Today, the smartwatch gave an important step before its launch by getting Bluetooth SIG certification. As previous rumors stated, the new smartwatch will come in, at least, two versions – one with 41mm and another one with 45mm. Today, both versions were approved by the Bluetooth regulatory agency. The listing reveals several varieties of the SM-R845 and SM-R855 model numbers. Interestingly enough, the listing also confirmed the fact that the Galaxy Watch 2 will arrive with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
The only new bit of info revealed in the listings is that all versions of the Galaxy Watch3 will come with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. South Korea’s NRRA certification agency also reveals some interesting details. Among the features, the physical rotating bezel is confirmed, however, it will feature a slimmer profile this time around. The display will also have a bigger area than the previous-generation Galaxy smartwatches.
Galaxy Watch 3 rumored specifications
The Galaxy Watch 3 will boast 1GB of RAM and 8GB onboard storage in both variants. On the software front, users can expect Samsung’s Tizen OS 5.5. In counterpart to companies using Google Wear, Samsung traces a path very similar to what Apple does with its Watch series. The company has full control of the hardware and the software running on its smartwatch. Other features will include MIL-STD810G and IP68 certification.
According to the rumors, the wearable will boast a 1.4-inch display and 340mAh battery on the 45mm edition. The 41mm model has a smaller 1.2-inch display and also boasts a smaller 270mAh battery. Both screens will boast Gorilla Glass DX protection. The wearable will also sport GPS and LTE connectivity. The wearable will come packed with health-centric features like heart rate sensor and oxygen levels reader. It’s just a rumor right now, but we’re also expecting the ECG (electrocardiogram) feature to join the pack of health features. Of course, the availability of this feature will vary by country.