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Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 appears on support site as company readies launch

By Ng Chong Seng - on 8 Jun 2020, 2:35pm

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 appears on support site as company readies launch

The 2018 Galaxy Watch is available in 42 and 46mm sizes. (Image: Samsung.)

After gaining certification from relevant authorities such as the U.S. FCC, Korea’s NRRA, Thailand's NBTC and China’s MIIT, Samsung's next Galaxy Watch has now made its way to the company’s Korea support website (h/t MySmartPrice), suggesting that Samsung is now in the final lap of prepping for the smartwatch’s launch.

The blank support pages that went live are for Korean models SM-R840NZKAKOO, SM-R840NZSAKOO, SM-R850NZDAKOO and SM-R850NZSAKOO, where SM-R840 is expected to be the Wi-Fi-only version with a 41mm case and SM-R850 the Wi-Fi-only version with a bigger 45mm case. Not revealed are the SM-R845 and SM-R855, which are said to be the cellular variants of the same watches.

The two case sizes and their material (stainless steel) aside, little is known officially about the Galaxy Watch 3. However, current rumours peg the watch to use Corning’s Gorilla Glass XD cover glass and has a robust build that meets the 5ATM water resistance and MIL-STD 810G spec. Sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring and wireless charging are all expected to be onboard as well.

According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Watch 3 or Galaxy Watch (2020) will also sport 8GB internal storage and have a more premium variant using a titanium case. The physical rotating dial that was on Galaxy Watches before the current Active versions is also said to be making a comeback.

It’s unclear if Samsung will announce the new Galaxy Watch on Aug 5, the date the company is rumoured to unveil the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G. Either way, it’s going to be a busy next two months for Samsung — other than the new phones and watch, the company is also expected to announce a new Galaxy Buds (Buds X?) and a Galaxy Tab S7 tablet at some point.

Source: MySmartPrice, SamMobile.