Galaxy Watch rival – New leak may have outed Samsung’s next wearable in full

Galaxy Watch remains an incredibly appealing wearable for Android fans – the device is great all-rounder that integrates expected smartwatch functionality with a wealth of fitness features.

However, it seems Samsung is readying the reveal of a successor to the product at a scheduled hardware event next month.

Dubbed “Unpacked” the showcase is anticipated to focus primarily on the unveiling of the firm’s new Galaxy Note 10 flagship – however it has been tipped a new wearable could be exhibited, too.

SamMobile originally declared the South Korean firm was working on a new wearable earlier this year, a claim that has since been corroborated by further reports and leaks.

Samsung’s new device has been rumoured to be called the Galaxy Watch Active 2 – Wareable recently discussed a number of the device’s claimed specifications and features, citing sources familiar with the OEM’s plans.

The outlet said the product will debut in a grand total of three models: one with LTE capabilities, another with just Bluetooth connectivity and a third that will boast Under Armour branding.

The trio were said to come in both 40 millimetre and 44 millimetre sizes which, if true, would be the same as the Apple Watch Series 4.

Galaxy Watch Active 2 was said to be capable of performing an electrocardiogram (ECG) for users.

However, the outlet noted Samsung is still awaiting FDA approval for the functionality, meaning it may not arrive until “some time in the first half of 2020”.

Since Wareable delivered its report, SamMobile has detailed further nuances the device may bring to the table.

First and foremost, the publication said the product will ditch a rotating bezel, a feature present in a number of prior Samsung wearables, in favour of what it dubbed a “Touch Bezel”.

It was claimed owners will be able to swipe their finger around the product’s bezel in order to navigate across its user interface.

Moreover, the outlet also iterated the Watch Active 2 will boast a 1.4-inch and 1.2-inch display on its 44 millimetre and 40 millimetre cases respectively.

Each panel was said to boast the resolution of 360×360 and be AMOLED.

Samsung’s own Exynos 9110 processor, that powers the current Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch, was stated to be housed inside the Active 2.

Finally, the South Korean watch was declared to feature Bluetooth 5.0 which should allow it to work at an increased range with a smartphone.

Adding to the wealth of claims about the device, notable tipster Evan Blass recently posted two claimed images of the Active 2 that appear to be official promotional material from Samsung itself.

While not confirmed, the photos look incredibly convincing and may have revealed Samsung’s new wearable in full. will be bringing you all the announcements from Samsung’s hardware event on August 7.