South Korean brand Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy Note 10 series on August 7. Alongside, the company could also announce the Galaxy Watch Active 2. It is expected to be the successor to the Galaxy Watch Active launched earlier this year. Now official renders from Evan Blass and fully leaked specs posted by Sammobile reveal the Watch Active 2 in all its glory.
Going by the renders, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will feature a similar design to its predecessor. However, it will come in two sizes of 40mm and 44mm, with the former sporting a 1.2-inch screen and the latter measuring 1.4-inches. Both the variants feature a Super AMOLED display layered with Gorilla Glass DX+ on the top. The smartwatch will be available in aluminum or stainless steel case options with MIL-STD 810G durability standards. The aluminum Watch Active 2 will be available in Black, Silver, and Pink Gold colours while the stainless steel colour versions will be Black, Silver, and Gold.
A key highlight confirmed by Sammobile is the presence of a touch-sensitive bezel on the Galaxy Watch Active 2, replacing the mechanical rotating bezel found on its predecessor. Reportedly called ‘Touch Bezel’ the feature can be used to navigate the UI by simply swiping your fingers across the rim of bezel.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is expected to come with Bluetooth 5.0 support which offers up to four times the range of Bluetooth 4.2. Reportedly, the smartwatch will also come with ECG and fall detection like the Apple Watch 4, although rumours point out that the former could take some time for the official rollout. As for the core specifications, the upcoming Watch Active 2 will be equipped with the same Exynos 9110 chipset paired with 768MB RAM in the Bluetooth version, and 1.5GB RAM in the LTE-enabled variant. Both the 40,, and 44mm models will offer 4GB storage.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything about the Galaxy Watch Active 2. But given that the launch is just two weeks away, we don’t have long to wait.