It’s still unclear if Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Watch Active 2 alongside the Note10 and Note10+ at its event on August 7, but that’s looking increasingly more likely as time goes by and we keep seeing more and more leaks about the wearable.
Or perhaps the company will out it just a couple of days before that – at least that’s what’s heavily implied by the date shown in these leaked official press renders you can see below courtesy of famed leakster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks).
A new rumor today ‘confirms’ (as much as any rumor can) some specs and reveals others. Let’s dive right in. The Watch Active 2 is said to come in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm, the former with a 1.2-inch screen, the latter with a 1.4-inch display. Both will be Super AMOLED with Gorilla Glass DX+ on top, and both will have 360×360 resolution.
The smaller model will weigh 31g, while the bigger one shall tip the scales at 36g. The aluminum or stainless steel case (both options will be present) is allegedly built to adhere to MIL-STD 810G durability standards.
While the clicky rotating bezel is not making a comeback in this watch, Samsung will apparently outfit it with a touch-sensitive bezel instead, one you can swipe on to navigate the UI as an alternative to simply using the touchscreen. And that’s a pretty neat idea, since smartwatch displays are small enough that you usually end up covering most of the content while swiping.
The Watch Active 2 will employ the same Samsung Exynos 9110 SoC as its predecessor, with 768 MB of RAM on the Bluetooth-only model and 1.5GB on the LTE-capable wearable. Both will get 4GB of internal storage.
The 40mm watch is said to have a 247 mAh battery, while the extra room in the 44mm model will be used to fit a 340 mAh cell. As previously rumored, ECG and fall detection are both on board, although the former could take until next year to officially roll out.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 has Bluetooth 5.0, which has the potential to improve range so the watch will lose connection to your smartphone less than its predecessor.
You’ll be able to get an aluminum Watch Active 2 in black, silver, and Pink Gold, while the stainless steel color versions will be black, silver, and gold. All of the colors will be available for both sizes. The LTE watch will only be offered in stainless steel.
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