Samsung is expected to unveil a new smartwatch on August 9 alongside the Galaxy Note 9. It was previously referred to as the Gear S4 but we now know that Samsung is going to launch it as the Galaxy Watch. Even though it’s going to carry the Galaxy branding, we have exclusively confirmed that the new smartwatch will be running Tizen 4.0 out of the box. We have now heard some rumors about the Galaxy Watch sizes and colors.
Galaxy Watch sizes and colors
A couple of FCC listings for the Galaxy Watch have already revealed that the new smartwatch will be available in two different display sizes. The FCC has certified two models – SM-R800 and SM-R810 – with 1.3-inch and 1.2-inch displays respectively.
Word on the street is that there will indeed be a noticeable size difference between the two Galaxy Watch models. The model with the 1.3-inch display will measure 46mm which is the same as the Gear S3. The other model will measure 42mm which is a hair shorter than the 43mm Gear Sport.
Larger watches are in vogue these days so Samsung might find a lot of takers for the 46mm model. Those with smaller wrists who didn’t like how out of place a larger watch looked on them might then be catered to with the 42mm option. Many, including myself, feel that 42mm is an appropriate size for a watch – smart or not.
We exclusively confirmed last month that Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch will be offered in a new gold color. The rumors we’re hearing suggest that the 46mm model will be available in rose gold, black and silver colors. The 42mm model may only be offered in rose gold and silver colors.
Samsung is going to offer Wi-Fi and LTE variants of both models. The rumors claim that the LTE models will be available on all US carriers and that Samsung will release the Galaxy Watch on the same day as the Galaxy Note 9. As it stands, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be released on August 24.
Do bear in mind that these are rumors and not solid information from trusted sources even though everything claimed is within the realm of possibility.