Because of the Coronavirus outbreak, Samsung didn’t achieve the kind of success it was hoping with the S20 lineup that launched earlier this year. We will have to see how well the Note 20 does when it is launched later this year. The Note 20 lineup will be accompanied by the launch of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Samsung Galaxy Buds X. And here, we will be talking about the former.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: Everything so far
Samsung launched the original Galaxy Watch back in 2018. Though we have seen a number of smartwatches from Samsung since then, not one of them was a successor to the Galaxy Watch. The Watch Active was a toned-down version of the original Watch, which was succeeded by the Watch Active 2. In between these, there were rumors about the Galaxy Watch 2. But recent leaks suggest that the successor to the Galaxy Watch will be called Galaxy Watch 3 instead.
Skipping generation, but why?
The news about Samsung skipping the Galaxy Watch 2 first made headline when the upcoming smartwatch’s NBTC certification leaked online with the new moniker. XDA Developers have corroborated the certification claiming that they have discovered image assets in the Galaxy Wearable app that mentions Galaxy Watch 3.
The popular theory behind the skip in the generation states that Samsung is doing so to distinguish from the Galaxy Active 2. The Galaxy Active was a toned-down variant of Galaxy Watch. However, there won’t be any such relation between the upcoming Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2. Also, we can expect the upcoming watch to be a complete overhaul instead of a sequential upgrade to the Galaxy Watch.
Specs so far
The listing suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will come in two different sizes – 41mm, 45mm. Both will come with a standard and an LTE variant. Users can choose between Titanium casing and stainless steel casing. We expect the display to be protected with Corning Gorilla Glass DX. Also, the rotating bezel will be making a comeback, something that we missed in both iterations of Galaxy Watch Active.
It will at least feature an IP68 rating, 5ATM water resistance, and MTG-STD-810G as in other Galaxy watches. It might even feature an ECG sensor, and we hope that it checks out from the FCC and other governing bodies before the actual launch. The Galaxy Watch 3 will also be able to monitor your blood pressure along with your heartbeat rate.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Launch and Availability
The support pages for the four models went live in South Korea before Samsung pulled them off the web. Samsung might unveil the Galaxy Watch 3 alongside the Note 20 lineup on August 5.
|Smart Wearable||Expected Launch Date|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch 3||August 5|
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