Samsung is reportedly already working on the next Galaxy Watch smartwatch, with details suggesting the next generation watch will get some 5G love.
The usually reliable folks at Sammobile claim to have the first evidence from sources, offering model numbers that are tied to the new smartwatches. That’s SM-R820 and SM-R830 for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth versions, and SM-R825 and SM-R835 for the LTE versions. So, it looks like there will be two versions, just like the first Galaxy Watch.
Essential reading: Samsung Galaxy Watch faces to downloadThere may well be a Galaxy Watch 5G option, too, with SM-R827 and SM-R837 model numbers speculated to be linked to what could be Samsung’s first 5G-ready smartwatch.
There are no details on what the new watches will look like, or whether they’ll come in the same 42mm and 46mm sizes as the current models. We do appear to know the color options, though, with the watches said to come in black, silver and gold and with more colors possibly available closer to launch.
The only other bit of information shared is that it will feature 4GB of internal storage, which would mean it matches what pretty much every Samsung smartwatch has offered in the storage department.
It’s perhaps not all that surprising to hear that Samsung is working on the successor to Galaxy Watch. The first Galaxy Watch was unveiled in August 2018, as Samsung decided to ditch the Gear name previously attached to its smartwatches. It launched in two sizes, added new health and fitness features and promised bigger battery life than its Gear predecessors.
Then came the Galaxy Watch Active in February, which was a natural successor to the Samsung Gear Sport. It offered a lot of the same features as the Galaxy Watches, albeit packed into a more compact and affordable design. One feature it didn’t include was Samsung’s rotating bezel, which has been present on the company’s most recent smartwatches. Despite the missing twisty bezel, the Active is one of our favorite smartwatches to wear right now.
So when will we see the new Galaxy Watch? There’s no details of that just yet. If we look to the fact that the first Galaxy Watch landed in August last year, there’s every chance we could be looking at a similar release and launch window for the next one. No doubt there’ll be an Apple Watch Series 5 and maybe even a Google Pixel Watch to go up against whatever Samsung has planned to fight for that place on your wrist.
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