Details about Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch, dubbed the Galaxy Watch 3, have been uncovered via leaks over the past few weeks. The device passed through Chinese certification last month, with more information such as the branding details being spotted earlier this month, including through support pages published accidentally by the company. The smartwatch is expected to come in two sizes – 41mm and 45mm.
Now, SamMobile reports that it has obtained more information about the specs of the device, including screen sizes and battery specifications of the two models. The 41mm version is said to come with a 1.2-inch screen, while the larger 45mm variant will apparently sport a 1.4-inch display. This makes the screen sizes around 0.1-inches larger than the original Galaxy Watch. The report also corroborates earlier leaks about the return of the physical rotating bezel, something that was present on the original Watch. Both the sizes are also expected to be offered with stainless steel and a more expensive titanium option, with LTE and GPS connectivity.
As for battery capacities, the smaller of the two devices is expected to house a 247mAh battery, while the larger model will come with a 340mAh unit. The smartwatches will be IP68 certified for water and dust resistance and will conform to MIL-STD-810G standards. Other specifications of the device include 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, and the addition of sensors for heart rate, ECG, and blood pressure monitoring. While specifics about any new software features are not known yet, the devices are expected to run Tizen OS 5.5 at launch.
Samsung is expected to hold a digital event in August for the launch of the next generation Galaxy Note devices, along with the possible unveiling of the Fold2 and a comparatively affordable Fold Lite. However, reports suggest that the Watch 3 and the firm’s bean-shaped Buds Live could be launched next month. It will be interesting to see what the company’s strategy would be for the host of new products that it aims to unveil.