The Samsung Galaxy Watch is one among our favourite wearables. In truth, on the time of writing it tops our greatest smartwatch listing, however it’s additionally developing on a 12 months previous, so it’s nearly due an replace.
Not solely that, however we’ve heard rumors of a brand new mannequin and even have a good suggestion of when it would arrive.
Below you’ll discover all of the leaks and news that we’ve heard up to now and additional down there’s a want listing of all of the issues we wish from the Galaxy Watch 2, to make it a worthy improve and an actual rival to not simply the Apple Watch 4, but additionally the inevitable Apple Watch 5.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? Samsung’s subsequent flagship smartwatch
- When is it out? Possibly August 7
- What will it value? Likely no less than $329 / £279 / AU$499
Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 release date and value
Our finest guess for the release date of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 is alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 on August 7.
For one factor, the unique Galaxy Watch was launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, however past that Samsung has recommended that we’ll see units past a cellphone on the launch occasion. It hasn’t particularly named the Galaxy Watch 2, however it’s an apparent candidate.
Plus, leaked timeline paperwork additionally recommend the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 will land in quarter three of 2019, which means any time between now and the top of September, so August 7 would comfortably match inside that.
As for value, there aren’t any rumors there, however the authentic Galaxy Watch began at $329 / £279 / AU$499 (for the smaller 42mm model), so the Galaxy Watch 2 will in all probability value no less than that a lot.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 news and leaks
There aren’t many Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 rumors but, however one supply means that the wearable will are available in two completely different sizes – a 44mm one and a 40mm one.
The authentic Galaxy Watch additionally got here in two sizes, however they have been 46mm and 42mm, so if true then the Galaxy Watch 2 might need been shrunk down somewhat, which isn’t any dangerous factor, as the unique was a hefty machine within the bigger dimension.
It has additionally been reported that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 is codenamed ‘Renaissance’. One definition of that’s ‘rebirth’ or ‘revival’, which – whereas we is perhaps studying an excessive amount of into the title – may recommend large modifications are coming to the design or options of the watch.
We’ve additionally heard some rumors concerning the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, which we point out right here as a result of it’s doable that the rumored options may really be headed for the usual Galaxy Watch 2 as effectively or as a substitute, particularly as the unique Galaxy Watch Active didn’t launch all that way back, so we wouldn’t actually anticipate a brand new mannequin for some time.
The most enjoyable Galaxy Watch Active 2 rumor is that it’s going to have an ECG (electrocardiogram), a characteristic which might let it monitor your coronary heart’s rhythm and provide you with a warning to doable atrial fibrillation. In different phrases, it could possibly be a life-saving characteristic.