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Exclusive: Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 2 codename revealed

It’s about time that we started hearing about the successor to the Galaxy Watch. Samsung switched to the Galaxy branding for its smartwatches with the Galaxy Watch last year. It was expected to arrive as the Gear S4 but the company decided to bring its wearable devices under the Galaxy umbrella.

We hear that Samsung has assigned the codename “Renaissance” to the Galaxy Watch 2. The word means revival or renewed interest. Is that a harbinger of good things to come for Samsung’s marquee smartwatch?

Galaxy Watch 2 has been codenamed Renaissance

It’s not surprising that we’re just starting to hear things about the Galaxy Watch 2. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch alongside the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9 last year. The company would be expected to launch a new smartwatch with the Galaxy Note 10 this year. Samsung is yet to confirm the Galaxy Note 10 launch date. However, a recent report suggests that it might take place on August 7 in New York City.

Not much is known about the Galaxy Watch 2 at this point in time. You can obviously expect improved internals and some new software features. The Galaxy Watch was launched in 46mm and 42mm sizes. That may also be the case for its successor. It will be interesting to see what design changes Samsung makes to the smartwatch.

The company decided to ditch the rotating bezel on the Galaxy Watch Active. That allowed the smartwatch to be less bulky and more lightweight. Could Samsung do the same for the Galaxy Watch 2? Perhaps it may replace the rotating bezel with a digital one? We reported yesterday that Samsung has filed a trademark application for Touch Wheel. So instead of rotating the bezel itself, users may just have to slide their finger on it to navigate through the UI. That would be nice, wouldn’t it?

We’ll keep our ear to the ground and let you know as soon as we hear more about the Galaxy Watch 2.

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Gunter2
Gunter2

A new Galaxy watch after only one year? That would be a surprise. I got a Gear S3 Frontier free as a gift with my S9 plus and love it. I’ll keep using it as I don’t feel a smartwatch needs replacing every year or even two or three years.

locarno
locarno

“The company would be expected to launch a new smartwatch with the Galaxy Note 10 this year.”

No. They releasing new smartwatch every two years.

Gear S3 2016 August
Galaxy Watch 2018 August

“That would be nice, wouldn’t it?”

No

jpd514
jpd514

Looking for a rectangular watch from Samsung. Circular watch are counter productive. Remember, we are in a digital era.
A rectangular watch with a blood pressure monitor integrated, since high blood pressure is the most common cause of death in the world.

Always in love with my Galaxy Gear S.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Actually, the most common cause of death in the world is old age. Only they don’t say old age anymore. They always blame something now even if you die at 90 years old, it’s not because your body is worn out, it’s always down to some disease. But if you want a square watch get an Apple watch. It is specifically designed as a medical aid for old people. Even if you fall out of your wheelchair and break your hip, Apple watch will tell you.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Erm…..most digital watches are round. What has square got to do with digital? The speedometer on my car is digital, and it’s round. A CD is digital and it’s round, the lenses on my camera are round, and it’s digital. I can navigate my Gear S3 with a round bezel and that’s a digital watch. What was your point again?

Jasi2169
Jasi2169

Rotating bezel is sexy thing and which puts samsung watch on top of others in the market now dropping no go like headphone jack

Cyril692
Cyril692

I totally agree!

Galaxy Notice
Galaxy Notice

Who cares