Earlier this month, we heard the news that Samsung is developing the Galaxy Watch Active 2, the specs of which were leaked last week. Samsung has now confirmed that the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be launched on August 5.
In a video posted on YouTube, Samsung has teased the launch dates of two of its products – the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Tab S6. While the latter is up for an announcement later today, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is set for a launch on August 5, two days prior to the August 7 Galaxy Unpacked event which will see the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 10 series.
The teaser showed a watch with a familiar round design language and a leather band. The heart rate sensor at the back which is touted to also get ECG functionality is also visible in the short clip.
As for other specs, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will reportedly feature a Super AMOLED display inside a MIL-STD-810G standard casing and will offer a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels and Gorilla Glass DX+ protection. It will be powered by the Exynos 9110 SoC, with 1.5GB of RAM on the LTE variant and 769MB of RAM for the Bluetooth-only model and 4GB storage on both.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 will come in 1.4-inch (44mm) and 1.2-inch (40mm) screen models which will weigh in at 36 grams and 31 grams respectively. Previous sightings revealed a Touch Bezel instead of a rotating wheel which will allow users to swipe through the bezel to navigate inside the UI, an alternative to using the touchscreen.
In terms of battery life, the Watch Active 2 will be juiced up by 237mAh and 340mAh battery units on the WiFi and LTE models respectively. Additionally, the watch will come with Bluetooth 5.0 for the first time on a smartwatch, offering four times the range that was available through Bluetooth 4.2.