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Samsung’s next Galaxy Watch gains new certification, inches closer to launch

Samsung launches at least one new smartwatch every year. After launching the Galaxy Watch in 2018 and the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in 2019, the South Korean firm is planning to introduce another smartwatch later this year. The upcoming smartwatch is already in the works, and it has gained a Chinese certification ahead of its announcement.

Three months ago, we had reported that Samsung’s next smartwatch variants would bear model numbers SM-R840/845 and SM-R850/855. Two days ago, these devices passed through China’s CMIIT certification process. These smartwatches could either be launched as the Galaxy Watch 2 or the Galaxy Watch Active 3. The new smartwatch will come with 8GB of internal storage, which is twice that of Samsung’s previous Galaxy Watch models.

The certification document reveals that the upcoming Galaxy Watch will feature 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. We expect the SM-R840 and SM-R850 to be two screen size variants of the smartwatch with Wi-Fi only connectivity, while the SM-R845 and the SM-R855 could be their Wi-Fi + LTE variants. The upcoming smartwatch from Samsung will be powered by a 330mAh battery, which is bigger than the 247mAh battery inside the 40mm Galaxy Watch Active 2.

Since the new smartwatch that Samsung is working on was not unveiled alongside the Galaxy S20 series, we expect the South Korean tech giant to launch it with the Galaxy Note 20 in the second half of this year. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 features ECG, heart-rate monitor, and sleep tracking, so we can expect the next smartwatch to come with those features as well.

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