Samsung is revamping its next generation Galaxy Watch 2 design with a physical rotating bezel. Sources close to the product told Sammobile, a tech publisher, that the company will release the new redesigned Galaxy Watch series with improved features like double storage, Gorilla Glass DX display and military standard durability.
The physical rotating bezel was replaced by the virtual touch bezel in Samsung Active Wear 2. Fortunately for users who prefer traditional design on new gadgets, the feature is returning to the Samsung smartwatch as a part of the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 lineup.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 design via FCC Certification
Additional design details of the alleged new smartwatch provided by FCC listings reveal a circular design of 41mm and 45mm sizes, with optional WiFi and LTE variants.
The FCC filing also shows three different casings: aluminum, stainless-steel case and titanium. If released, it would be the first time Samsung will be offering its smartwatch in Titanium, which would make it the high-end variant among the three cases.
Other reports claim that the next generation Galaxy Watch 2 would have a Gorilla Glass DX display, 5ATM water resistance, MIL-STD-810G durability, and GPS. It would run on Samsung’s Tizen OS. It will also have increased battery life with 330mAh capacity, which would be a major update compared to the current 247mAh battery.
The competition in wearable products is growing as more and more companies are adding value to their smartwatches by turning them into health monitoring and tracking devices. Up against Apple Watch, Samsung is seen releasing new and improved health features. Recently, blood pressure monitoring ability was released in the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2.
Price and release date
Based on leaked features, tech experts estimate that the retail cost for the new Galaxy Watch 2 would be around $400, which is as much as the Apple Watch Series 5. It is speculated that it might be launch in August during a Samsung Launch event with other highly anticipated devices like Galaxy Note 20 Series and Galaxy Fold 2.
A new conventional rotating bezel with smart health features might attract a lot of users who are on the look out for connecting with traditions in a modern way. It might also give a healthy competition to the new Apple Watch Series 6 which is expected to launch in fall this year with advance health applications and monitoring sensors.