Samsung app leaks new Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds earphones, fitness
Samsung inadvertently unveiled a slate of new wearable products in an app update on Thursday, revealing images of unannounced devices like a new Galaxy Watch and a set of wireless earphones dubbed Galaxy Buds that will likely debut at a special media event slated for Feb. 20.
Spotted in a release of Samsung’s Galaxy Wearable app for Android, a single landing page points to a new sports-centric Galaxy Watch model, two fitness bands and a pair of wireless earbuds called Galaxy Buds.
SamCentralTech was first to publicize the accidental disclosure in a tweet late Thursday.
While specific product details are unknown, the leak references a 40mm Galaxy Watch Active that appears to be a successor model to Samsung’s Gear Sport. The watch is consistent with the firm’s existing designs, sporting a round watch face, two pushbuttons and what looks to be a stainless steel chassis.
Interestingly, the Active does not appear to incorporate a rotatable bezel, currently one of the main control schemes for Samsung’s Galaxy Watch interface.
A pair of fitness bands called the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e are referenced as a pair, suggesting both models will share a design featuring a long rectangular screen and rubberized buckle strap. How the Fit differs from the Fit e is unknown.
Finally, Galaxy Buds seem to be an evolution of Samsung’s existing Gear IconX wireless headphones, deleting or repositioning one external microphone port and potentially doing away with the latter’s silicone wingtip stabilizers. According to the latest rumors, Galaxy Buds might be capable of wirelessly charging from the back of an anticipated Galaxy S10 smartphone.
The wearable lineup could be announced at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on Feb. 20, where Samsung is widely expected to introduce a new flagship Galaxy S10 and reveal an as-yet-unnamed foldable phone.