Samsung Galaxy Watch to sport 1.19-inch display, likely hitting stores on Aug. 24

Earlier this month it was revealed, albeit unofficially, that Samsung's next-generation smartwatch will embrace a name that departs from the traditional Gear branding: the Galaxy Watch. Other than the name change and its rumored features and battery capacity, no other details about the smartwatch surfaced, until now.

A fresh report from ZDNet Korea claims the rumored Galaxy Watch will debut on August 9 alongside the Galaxy Note9 during Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event set to take place in New York City. Furthermore, both the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Note9 will simultaneously go on sale on August 24, with pre-orders scheduled to open on August 14.

The Galaxy Watch will supposedly ship in two models with different sizes and run the Tizen operating system, not Gear OS as previous rumors claimed. It's also expected to include a host of healthcare and fitness apps that are touted to hit it out of the park.

In addition, the Galaxy Watch recently received a certification from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC listing shows that the smartwatch bears the model number SM-R815 and sports a 30.2mm or 1.19-inch display, which is slightly smaller than that of the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier. It's worth noting that this is likely the LTE variant of the smartwatch, with the other versions supposedly having different display sizes.

The Galaxy Watch will be the first smartwatch under the Galaxy branding, presumably as part of Samsung's move to streamline its family of products under a single naming scheme.

Sources: ZDNet Korea and FCC via SamMobile

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