Samsung Galaxy Watch to launch alongside the Galaxy Note 9

Joanna Estrada
July 20, 2018

We first got wind of the new Galaxy Watch concept back in May, via a trademark application made at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Other than the name change and its rumored features and battery capacity, no other details about the smartwatch surfaced, until now. Bixby also looks set to be incorporated, replacing the S Voice app. Throw in a range of health, fitness and wellness functionality rumoured for the Galaxy Watch, and we're rubbing our hands in anticipation of Samsung's newest smartwatch. The Gear moniker is nearly certainly set to be dropped for the Galaxy Watch name, and the release date would appear set for 9 August, but the actual look of the device and the software that will be packed inside is still somewhat up in the air.

It's not necessarily going to be there when the final watch is released, but this is the first piece of evidence directly from the mouth of Samsung that its next wearable will be called Galaxy Watch.

From the schematics in the documents, we know that the watch will have a metal body, and includes wireless charging. Whether that sort of support will be adopted in other countries like the United Kingdom and Australia is now uncertain.

If it's all to be believed, it means the smartwatch will launch alongside the company's next flagship smartphone, the Note 9, and will also represent the first time in recent memory Samsung has used its own event, and not IFA, to debut its fresh wares.

According to the FCC listing, the SM-R815's display measures just 30.2 mm or 1.19-inches diagonally making it smaller than the Gear S3, which had a 1.3-inch display.

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