29 May 2019
Samsung is reportedly working on the successor of the Galaxy Watch wearable. While citing its sources, SamMobile reports that the new Galaxy Watch, apparently the Galaxy Watch 2 will come in two variants. One variant having the model numbers SM-R820/SM-R830 will be Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-enabled and the SM-R825/SM-R835 variants will be LTE-enabled.
This means the decision of bringing the two models like the Galaxy Watch is unchanged but it remains to be seen if Samsung will stick to the same size choices which are 42mm and 46mm. What catches the attention in the report is the 5G variant for the US with model numbers SM-R827 and SM-R837.
The sources have conveyed to the tech site that the smartwatch will be available in black, silver, and gold color options. Also, the watch will include the 4GB of internal storage, the same as every other Galaxy smartwatch.
5G would take some time to get mature and become mainstream in the US. So, we are yet to know the applications of the 5G version apart from the faster connectivity. For now, let’s assume whatever tasks the 4G LTE version Galaxy Watch does, its successor will have the capability of doing them faster. For instance, standalone voice calling capability, faster connectivity in Samsung Pay to make payments. Also, we might get to see more options to leave our phone at home while having the Galaxy Watch 5G on the wrist.
It's not yet known when Samsung’s next flagship smartwatch will be released. But it's expected to be launched alongside the Galaxy Note 10.