29 June 2020
Samsung may bring new Galaxy Watch soon as the two new variants have been stopped by the FCC. As spotted by DroidLife, the model numbers of these new watches are SM-R845 and SM-R855. The new model numbers align with the previous models of the Galaxy Watch 2, so it is concluded that the spotted models belong to the new Galaxy Watch. Moreover, there is an image included in the FCC listing as well that clearly shows the name of the Samsung Galaxy Watch.
The listed specifications on the FCC show R845 and R855 models have LTE as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support as well. The back of the R845 model reveals a stainless steel case size of 45mm. It will also have Gorilla Glass DX protection, 5ATM water resistance, MIL-STD-810G durability, GPS, and LTE.
Later on, DroidLife also spotted the Wi-Fi models of the Galaxy Watch and these models are SM-R840 and SM-R850. One of the two (SM-R850) features 41mm size as revealed by the image in the FCC documents. So to sum up, we will have both LTE and Wi-Fi only models of the new Galaxy Watch with sizes of 41mm and 45mm.
An exclusive report from SamMobile further talks about the design of the watch by citing its sources. According to the report, the upcoming Galaxy Watch has a physical rotating bezel. Samsung introduced a virtual touch bezel with the Galaxy Watch Active 2 but a physical bezel ring feels more convenient.
It is unknown when Samsung plans to launch the new Galaxy Watch but we expect to see it coming at the Galaxy Note 20 launch which is slated to happen in August.