Here is your first look at the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 in the flesh
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen several leaks and rumors about Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch — the Galaxy Watch 3. First, we learned that the upcoming Galaxy Watch may keep the physical rotating bezel and include ECG and blood pressure monitoring features. Then, we found out that Samsung would skip the Galaxy Watch 2 moniker and jump straight to Galaxy Watch 3. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 was then spotted in Samsung’s Galaxy Wearable app, alongside the bean-shaped Galaxy Buds. And, most recently, a leak revealed a few key specifications about the wearable, including the battery size, dimensions, and more. Now, a SAR certification of the Galaxy Watch 3 has surfaced online, giving us our first look at the upcoming smartwatch.
The images were recently shared in a post on South Korean platform Naver and they showcase two slightly different designs. As you can see in the attached images, the Galaxy Watch on the left (model number SM-R840) features a toothed bezel around the circular dial, much like the original Samsung Galaxy Watch. The watch has two buttons on the right and minute markings all around the watch face.
Whereas, the Galaxy Watch on the right (model number SM-R850) has a smooth bezel. Both variants, however, don’t feature any markings on the bezels. The other design elements, including the buttons, minute markings, and metal body, remain the same. The listing also reveals that the two Galaxy Watch 3 variants have different SAR values, with the SM-R850 certified with a SAR value 0.365 W/kg higher than the SM-R840 model.
Samsung is expected to officially unveil the new Galaxy Watch 3 during a “virtual” Samsung Unpacked event later this year in August. Along with the new smartwatch, Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy Note 20 series and the Galaxy Fold 2 at the event.
Featured image: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2