Samsung Accidentally Leaks New Galaxy Watch Details As Surprise Name
What will the next Samsung Galaxy Watch be called? This is the original from 2018.
June 9 update below: This post was first published on June 7, 2020.
Samsung’s next Galaxy Watch is almost upon us, likely to land in the next couple of months, if not sooner. Its exact name has just been revealed, according to a report in MySmartPrice and picked up by PhoneArena.com.
We’ve already seen the first glimpse of the design of the watch and have had clues to the return of one much-loved feature from the first Galaxy Watch (read about the design and the feature here).
June 9 update: We have just learnt more stuff about the new watch, other than its name. As spotted by Sammobile, confirmation that the Watch is coming has come from an impeccable source: Samsung itself. The company has posted support pages for versions of the watch on its South Korean website.
What we thought we knew has been confirmed: there will be four models, with code numbers attached. The two sizes of 41mm and 45mm cases are still expected, each available with either LTE connectivity or Bluetooth and wi-fi. Those two sizes, by the way, are both 1mm smaller than the original Galaxy Watch, so Samsung may be going for something a touch smaller (though, frankly, as the size difference is just 1mm, you’ll likely be hard-pressed to spot the difference.
The confirmations of the model numbers may not seem that big a deal, but the numbering system absolutely correlates with previous watch naming, and so makes the rumors that have preceded this information all the stronger as nothing contradictory has emerged.
The fact that support pages have been created now, even if they shouldn’t have been put live yet, also indicates that the next watches are imminent, even if the August 5 date that has been suggested before, and still seems most likely, feels like quite a few weeks away. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge and now back to the naming conundrum…
Until now, it’s been assumed that the successor to the first Galaxy Watch would be called Samsung Galaxy Watch 2.
I mean, it would make sense, right? But it seems that the next watch is going to be called Samsung Galaxy Watch3.
That’s according to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand, where the new watch has just been going through regulatory approval. The filing has the same product code number as found elsewhere which indicates it’s the same product that we’re talking about.
Note that there’s no space between the word Watch and the number 3. I’m not being overly pedantic here, I think it’s a clue as to why the number 3 is there at all.
Because although there was no Samsung Galaxy Watch 2, there was a Galaxy Watch Active, followed by the Galaxy Watch Active2, with the same predilection to connect the final word to the numeral.
In other words, I think Samsung is seeing this watch as a successor to the Watch Active2 and has merely taken the word Active out of the name.
This might indicate that Samsung is seeing the Active element as so central to the watch that it doesn’t need the word in the title any more.
There’s not much more revealed in the certification apart from the confirmation that it will come in a 41mm size, along with the 45mm option certified by the FCC recently.
Also confirmed is the fact that an LTE version is available, presumably alongside a model with Wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
It’s expected the Watch3 will be revealed alongside the next Note handset in August, rumored to be on August 5.
Other details, like the much-hoped-for return of a physical rotating bezel, titanium finish model alongside stainless-steel and aluminum options, 8GB of storage space, GPS and waterproofing to 5ATM are all predicted as well.