Rumored images of Samsung's new smartwatch have surfaced on the Federal Communications Commission website. Some of the leaked information reveals notable details about the Galaxy Watch Active 2.
The photos were spotted on the FCC website where the agency posts approval requests and pictures of products. The images were supposedly from Samsung's documents.
What The FCC Leak Revealed So Far
There were previous leaked images of the unannounced smartwatch, but the latest photos showed particular details including the front and rear faces of the device, parts of the user interface, and some additional specs.
The upcoming product, labeled as a "smart wearable" with FCC ID A3LSMR830, is reportedly an iteration of the Galaxy Watch Active launched a few months ago. The round watch comes with Samsung's One UI on top of its wearable Tizen OS.
Rumors are circulating that Samsung will be adding a touch bezel on the smartwatch but it is hard to confirm based only on the posted images. The touch bezel would allow users to navigate the watch UI by swiping their finger around the edge.
It is encased in a 40mm aluminum case, has a 4GB storage, with GPS, with 5ATM water resistance capability, and comes with Gorilla Glass DX+ glass. Based on the specs from the leaked photos, the watch has a military standard toughness rating of MIL-STD-810.
Specs Based On Previous Rumors
The new watch will have a slight redesign from its predecessor and might come in two sizes: 40mm and 44mm, with 1.2-inch and 1.4-inch Super AMOLED screens. It will have Bluetooth 5.0 capability and will be available on LTE, Wi-Fi only, and UA models.
New Smartwatch Coming In August?
Samsung's highly anticipated Unpacked Event at the Barclays Center in New York on Aug. 7 is dedicated for the Galaxy Note 10 launch. However, speculation is high that the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will also be unveiled on that date.
Smartwatches are being used as standalone devices without phones. Samsung launched the first Galaxy Watch Active in May, priced at under $200, and available in all-black and rose gold color versions.
Regarded by reviewers as an excellent smartwatch for Samsung fans, the Galaxy Watch Active works best when paired with Samsung phones. It also works well with other Android phones, and users can enjoy most of its core features with an iPhone except for the texting feature.