[Update 2: 45mm Titanium] Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 leaked render gives us our clearest look yet at Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is Samsung’s next smartwatch in the successful lineup, following the first generation Samsung Galaxy Watch. If you’re wondering where the Watch 2 is, previous leaks have suggested that Samsung would be skipping over the “2” branding, likely to avoid any confusion among users because of the existence of the Watch Active 2. We’ve already seen some leaks for the Galaxy Watch 3, showing off both a toothed bezel and smooth bezel, as well as one with the display on. Now, we have our clearest look yet at the upcoming smartwatch, thanks to a leaked high-quality render.
This render of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 comes courtesy of Evan ‘evleaks’ Blass, so there is high confidence towards its veracity.
The device pictured here comes with the model number SM-R840, which aligns with the model number of the previously leaked toothed bezel model. The markings on the underside reveal that the watch will come with a 45mm stainless steel case and Gorilla Glass DX for display protection. Further, the watch will have a rating of 5 ATM for water resistance. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is also MIL-STD-810G certified, which is a military certification attesting to the durability of a device — so the watch can likely handle a drop or two just fine. The device will also come with integrated GPS for positioning and route tracking. The black-colored leather strap also appears to be easily replaceable, so that remains a big plus for the lineup.
For the front, there isn’t much to dissect. We see two buttons on the side, likely to be useful for navigating the UX of the watch. The Galaxy Watch 3 is expected to keep the rotating bezel, but there is no indication of rotating functionality on this particular render — though the bezel which could possibly rotate does not have any brandings or markings on it, so that’s a good sign. Markings for minutes appear on the inner bezel, just above the display.
Previous leaks have indicated that the Galaxy Watch Active 3 will come in two body sizes: 41mm and 45mm, and the displays will be 1.2-inches and 1.4-inches. The body materials will be titanium or stainless steel, and there will be WiFi-only and LTE variants. Battery sizes are 247mAh and 340mAh, respectively. Both models will have 1GB of RAM, 5 ATM water resistance, MIL-STD-810G durability rating, and GPS support. The Galaxy Watch 3 should also be capable of monitoring ECG and blood pressure. The device will run on Tizen OS, and that’s probably for the best seeing the state of Android Wear OS by Google. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is expected to be revealed along with the Galaxy Note 20, and Galaxy Fold 2 at Samsung Unpacked 2020 in August.
Source: Evan Blass’ Patreon
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 41mm Bronze variant leaked
After releasing images of the 45mm variant, Evan ‘evleaks’ Blass has now shared an image of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 41mm Bronze color. This indicates that Samsung has a fair few CMF options in the work across the two body sizes.
Update 2: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 45mm Titanium leaked, along with details on other CMF combinations
Evan has leaked the complete look of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 45mm Titanium variant on his Patreon.
Further, they mention that the Watch 3 will come in the following configurations at least:
- 45mm Black Titanium Bluetooth
- 45mm Black Stainless Steel BT
- 45mm Black SS LTE
- 45mm Silver SS BT
- 45mm Silver SS LTE
- 41mm Silver SS BT
- 41mm Silver SS LTE
- 41mm Bronze/Gold SS BT
- 41mm Bronze/Gold SS LTE
Pricing is expected to vary between $400-$600 depending on the configuration and region, according to them. We should find out soon enough.