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Breaking: This is the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2!

We recently revealed that Samsung is working on the Galaxy Watch Active 2, just four months after the first one was made official, and now we have pictures of the new smartwatch in the flesh. When we first found out that Samsung is developing a new smartwatch, we thought it would be the successor to the Galaxy Watch, but it’s actually the Watch Active 2 the company is working on as we discuss in our SamMobile TV show in the video embedded below.

Don’t let the Active moniker fool you into thinking this will be another fitness-focused watch in the vein of the first Galaxy Watch Active and the Gear Sport. First off, the Watch Active 2 will come in two sizes: 40mm and 44mm. Sadly, the rotating bezel ring is not going to make the cut. It remains to be seen if this means the bezel ring is out for good and won’t be seen on any future smartwatch from Samsung, but that could certainly be the case.

So as far as the design is concerned, the Watch Active 2 will look similar to its predecessor. That said, there are a few changes that we see in the pictures. The home/power button, for example, is round while the back button has a rectangular shape, and there’s also a red circle around the home/power button. We haven’t been told what it’s for – it may just be a design element that has nothing to do with functionality, but we’ll need to wait for more information to be sure. The back of the watch also has a fresh new look, with a circular rim around the heart rate sensor.

The Watch Active 2 will also have an LTE variant in addition to a Wi-Fi variant, and you can see a microphone hole between the home and back keys and what look like speaker grills on the other side. The LTE version will have a 340 mAh battery inside and the Wi-Fi model will have a 237 mAh battery. On the software front, the watch will come with version 1.5 of One UI. The One UI update Samsung released for existing smartwatches is version 1.0, so we should see some new stuff on the Watch Active 2.

Check out a few pictures of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 below. Don’t forget to check out the video above to hear our thoughts on the new smartwatch and to see a couple of more pictures of the thing.

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locarno
locarno

“The back of the watch also has a fresh new look, with a circular rim around the heart rate sensor.”
“and you can see a microphone hole between the home and back keys and what look like speaker grills on the other side.”

Photo ?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Whatever this is… It’s not the Galaxy Watch 2. And I’ll wait for that. Rotating bezel is just the best thing for a smartwatch. Why remove it?

Gunter2
Gunter2

I agree with @bixby40. It looks like an lte version of Active. The Active is a very nondescript and boring design however. You can see cheap 10 Euro watches that look exactly like it. If Samsung drop the outstanding feature, the rotating bezel from all their watches, they’re just handing the number 2 spot in global market share to wear OS. With no bezel function, might just as well buy an Android watch.

LTAA
LTAA

“Breaking” what? Breaking ass?

Jasi2169
Jasi2169

GUYS CHILL, its ACTIVE not Watch 2,i was scared of rotating bezel unless i see ACTIVE Written over there 😀

bixby40
bixby40

i think this is galaxy watch active lte version..not actual 2..and the red circle means lte..other button is fingerprint scanner button for unlock and samsung pay…

LIORID
LIORID

The unique thing that the Samsung watch have is the bezel, without it i prefer something else

cardicek
cardicek

Nice

drunaveil
drunaveil

They ditching the one thing that made them unique, the rotating bezel. Thats a no no for me.
Its another watch not to follow. Shame

jozefrockz
jozefrockz

nice, I hope these are all accurate, The Galaxy Watch Active was nice but it lacks speaker, LTE connectivity (yes I am spoiled with my Apple watch before), and a larger size (ie. 44mm)

mada222
mada222

But active 1 released a few months ago

locarno
locarno

How did you get that device ?

You said in previous article about it that it is in development.

Danny D.
Danny D.

We do not have this device. We received a tip by email.