Samsung is reportedly working on a new smartwatch. It’s said to be the successor to the company’s Galaxy Sport and may be called the Galaxy Watch Active. A new report has shed some light on additional specs of this upcoming wearable device.
It won’t be surprising to see if Samsung switches to the Galaxy branding for this smartwatch as well. The company has already done this for its flagship Gear S smartwatches by launching the Galaxy Watch last year.
The biggest change, that some were fearing, has reportedly turned out to be true. The Galaxy Watch Active is going to ditch the rotating bezel that has been a permanent fixture on Samsung’s smartwatches over the past few years. This device will have a smooth bezel instead which would not be used for navigating through the user interface.
It’s said to feature a 1.1 inch circular display with 360×360 resolution. There will be two physical buttons on the right side of the bezel. The smartwatch’s battery capacity will be 236mAh which will irk some Gear Sport owners as it had a 300mAh battery. It will, however, have a faster Exynos 9110 processor under the hood. Connectivity options will include Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.2 but not 4G LTE.
Samsung hasn’t dropped any hints about a new smartwatch for its February 20th event in San Francisco so perhaps we might see it at MWC 2019 later this month.