The Galaxy Watch Active, a new successor to the Galaxy Watch, could be unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked tomorrow. Unveiled in August 2018, the Samsung Galaxy Watch is a waterproof, Tizen-powered smartwatch with seven-day battery life (reviewed here).
That's looking more likely than ever as Samsung has already added the 40mm device to its Galaxy Wearable app, as spotted by XDA's Mishaal Rahman. This also confirms the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Fit/Fit E.
@OnLeaks broke the news about the new watch on Twitter in January, posting renders based on factory data of what he says is the Galaxy Watch Active, codenamed Pulse. The new watch will be available in black, silver, green and pink gold, he claims.
This has been verified by new renders shown at the top of this page from Tiger Mobiles.
Shown here in black with different watch faces, the leaked images appear to lack the rotating bezel that have become a familiar feature on the company's Tizen smartwatches.
The new watch is tipped to take on Apple Watch with a new Activity Ring feature, claims Wareable.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active will reportedly replace the Samsung Gear Sport, which went on sale in 2017.
When is the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active release date?
This is the first we've heard of the upcoming Galaxy Watch Active, so it seems a little soon to expect it to launch during Samsung's 20 February Unpacked event, where it could also be announcing the Galaxy S10, foldable Galaxy Flex (or whatever it ends up calling that) and potentially even a new Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker.
However, Samsung's next smartwatch has already been spotted at the FCC, suggesting a launch could be imminent.
The last Galaxy Watch launched in August 2018, and that might be a more fitting date for its release, potentially alongside the Galaxy Note 10.
How much will the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active cost?
This is pure speculation, but you can buy the standard Galaxy Watch from £279, while the Gear Sport had a retail price of £299. So around £300 is likely.
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