01 July 2020
UPDATE (June 19th, 2020):
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is getting closer to the official launch as it has now been spotted on the Bluetooth SIG certification website. Interestingly, the listing mentions multiple variants of the smartwatch with model numbers SM-R845U, SM-R845F, SM-R840, SM-R845N, and SM-R8450. These are essentially LTE and WiFi-only variants of the 41mm model. The bigger version i.e. 45mm model will have SM-R850 and SM-R855 model numbers. All these models are further said to feature Bluetooth 5.0 with LE (Low Energy) for connectivity purposes.
Update: June 17, 2020
This could be our first-ever look at the much-rumored Galaxy Watch 3. These images have appeared on South Korea’s NRRA certification website and spotted by MySmartPrice. The images corroborate that the watch features a physical rotating bezel. Also, it is evident from the images that there are two physical buttons on the right side.
The images show there are two models of the Galaxy Watch 3, one is SM-R840 and the other is SM-R850. These are the same two models that were first spotted on the support pages of Samsung’s Korean website.
Original Post (June 17, 2020)
We know that Samsung has a bunch of products to showcase at this year's Galaxy Unpacked event reportedly set for August 5th. It includes the usual Galaxy Note series upgrade along with a new foldable flagship. It is also rumored to announce a new set of wearables likely to be called Galaxy Watch 3. Now, SamMobile has reported a new leak mentioning two variants and specifications.
The Galaxy Watch 3 is said to arrive in two display size variants of 1.2-inches and 1.4-inches. These will be available in 41mm and 45mm wrist size options respectively. The exact dimensions are said to be 41 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm and 45 x 46.2 x 11.1 mm. The build materials are said to be titanium and stainless steel where the former is likely to be more expensive. It will have MIL-STD-810G durability certification and IP68 dust/water resistance certification as usual.
The smartwatch is said to offer 8GB of onboard storage which should be enough for storing most of the apps and music. As it is the case with premium smartwatches, it will be available in GPS and LTE variants. Most importantly, Samsung is said to be returning with the physical rotating bezel mechanism.
The report goes on to add that Galaxy Watch 3 will offer all those health features that one expects from a modern smartwatch. It means there will be 24x7 heart rate monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, and ECG sensor. However, it is not confirmed whether ECG support will be available globally or only in select markets.