The Galaxy Watch 3 is coming soon. We recently revealed that Samsung will be launching its new smartwatch and wireless earbuds in July, ahead of the August 5 Unpacked launch of the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2. Now, we have gotten hold of the spec sheet for Samsung's upcoming smartwatch.
Galaxy Watch 3 specs include 1.2-inch and 1.4-inch displays
A lot is already known about the Galaxy Watch 3, plenty of which was revealed exclusively by us here at SamMobile. The watch is going to come in 41mm and 45mm sizes, have both stainless steel and titanium variants, sport 8GB of internal storage, support LTE and GPS connectivity, and have the usual IP68 water (up to 50 metres in depth for 10 minutes) resistance and MIL-STD-810G design. The physical rotating bezel is making a return, following its absence on the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch Active 2 last year.
We can now reveal some of the other specs as well, including the screen sizes and dimensions. The 41mm Galaxy Watch 3 will have a 1.2-inch display and the 45mm version will sport a 1.4-inch display; the two variants will measure 45 x 46.2 x 11.1 mm and 41 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm respectively. The displays are 0.1 inches bigger than the screens on the Galaxy Watch despite smaller overall dimensions of the Watch 3, so we can only surmise that the rotating bezel will not be as thick as before. The displays will be covered by Corning's Gorilla Glass DX, as revealed by the FCC.
ECG, blood pressure monitoring is on-board
Of course, no smartwatch is complete without health sensors. The Galaxy Watch 3 is going to be pretty much the same as the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in this department: It has a heart rate monitor with 8 pulse-reading photodiodes and support for blood pressure monitoring, and an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor. Only time will tell whether or not ECG functionality will be available globally at launch. Samsung recently got approval for enabling the Galaxy Watch Active 2's ECG feature in Korea, and we can only hope the company will get the necessary approvals in other countries by the time the Galaxy Watch 3 hits retail shelves.
Battery capacities on the Galaxy Watch 3 are going to be smaller than those on the Galaxy Watch: The 41mm and 45mm variants have a 247 mAh and 340 mAh battery respectively. These are exactly the same as the batteries inside the Galaxy Watch Active 2 so battery life shouldn't be an issue, at least on the larger model. We're also told the new smartwatch will have 1GB of RAM on both variants and run Tizen OS 5.5 out of the box. While there's no word on what new software features will be present on the Galaxy Watch 3, we can expect them to make their way to existing Galaxy smartwatches with software updates.