Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 specs leak reveals battery size, dimensions, and more
We’ve been tracking the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 for a little while now and the announcement should be coming later this summer. Samsung has been focusing on the Active series as of late, but the Watch 3 will be a follow-up to the original Galaxy Watch from 2018 (yes, they are apparently skipping the “Galaxy Watch 2” name). A new leak from SamMobile today reveals even more of the specifications.
There have already been a number of rumors about the features coming with the Galaxy Watch 3. It will allegedly retain the physical rotating bezel from the original, which was ditched in the Active series. We’ve heard there will be two different sizes: 41mm and 54mm, both with a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-only and LTE variant. Other leaks have revealed titanium and stainless steel models, Gorilla Glass DX displays, 5ATM water resistance, MIL-STD-810G durability rating, and GPS support.
Now let’s get to the new information. The 41mm Galaxy Watch 3 will allegedly have a 1.2-inch display while the 45mm model will have a 1.4-inch display. The physical size of the watches will be 45 x 46.2 x 11.1 mm and 41 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm, respectively. For those keeping track, that makes the Watch 3 smaller than the original, but with slightly larger displays. What won’t be larger is the battery capacities, though. The 41mm model will have a 247mAh battery while the 45mm model has a 340mAh battery. Both models will have 1GB of RAM and launch with Tizen OS 5.5.
In terms of health sensors, the Galaxy Watch 3 should be about the same as the Watch Active 2. That means it will have a heart-rate monitor with 8 pulse-reading photodiodes, support for blood pressure monitoring, and an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor. We’re not sure if the ECG sensor will be live at launch, though Samsung did recently get approval for the feature in Korea. All in all, this sounds like a pretty nice watch for people looking for a more traditional watch aesthetic.