The feds help leak new info about Samsung's upcoming smartwatch

The feds help leak new info about Samsung's upcoming smartwatch
Last month, we showed you some leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. That was followed by a pair of renders, one showing the device wearing a dressy watch face and the other giving us a more sporty look at the wearable. Now, we pass along some more information about the timepiece that was published by the FCC (via Droid-Life). Besides the photos, illustrations of the back of the watch show that it will carry the model number SM-R830. It also revealed that the device will be offered with a 40mm aluminum case and a second variant will feature a 40mm stainless steel case.

The images also reveal that the display on the watch will be protected by Gorilla Glass DX+ and it will sport a military protection rating of MIL-STD-810. The photos give us a limited live look at the UI of the Galaxy Watch Active 2, but one picture alerts us to the fact that the wearable will come with 4GB of storage as previously rumored. It also will supposedly be equipped with 768MB of memory and a 237mAh battery. A 44mm LTE variant is expected to come with a 340mAh battery. With water resistance down to 5 atmospheres (ATM), the timepiece can be worn on a dive down to 165 feet. The watch will be available in black, silver and gold and will probably be powered by the Exynos 9110 chipset with Samsung's own Tizen OS pre-installed.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will have two features found on the Apple Watch Series 4


Some cosmetic changes have been made to the sequel, including a new look for the back of the watch. In addition, the round back button is now oval and a red ring around the power button differentiates the LTE version from the Wi-Fi model (which is expected to have 1.5GB of RAM). The 44mm version could sport a 1.4-inch AMOLED display with a 1.2-inch screen on the smaller model.


The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will reportedly come with an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor that will alert the wearer if his heart is beating abnormally. This could help diagnose someone with atrial fibrillation (AFib), which can lead to blood clots, heart failure, strokes, and death. This happens to be the big breakout feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 and has already saved some lives. However, Samsung's watch will probably launch without this feature enabled; FDA approval for the ECG monitor on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 isn't expected until the middle of next year.

Another feature that Samsung is taking from the Apple Watch is the latter's fall detection system. When a person wearing the Apple Watch has a hard fall, it will "tap" his wrist, sound an alarm and display an alert. The user can contact emergency services or dismiss the alarm. But if the watch doesn't detect any motion from the wearer, it will automatically call emergency services and send a text message to the person's emergency contacts with his location. It isn't certain that the fall detection on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will work exactly like the one on the Apple Watch.


We expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 unveiled during the company's next Unpacked event that will be held on August 7th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The timepiece will join the Galaxy Note 10 line and the Galaxy Tab S6 tablet. Interestingly, the watch will be unveiled only six months after the launch of the OG Galaxy Watch Active.  The latter was priced at $199 when it was released back in February alongside the Galaxy S10 series of handsets.

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10 Comments

1. vgking9699

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

And very few people will actually buy this one too, most will continue to stick with Apple Watch

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Most people don't have an iPhone so that doesn't make sense at all.

4. vgking9699

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

Well do your actual research and see that Apple Watch has been and is the leader in smart watch sales Also note that sure it’s true more androids sell than iPhones, but you gotta account for all the government Obama phones (look it up if you don’t know what an Obama phone is), and phones sold through cheap carriers like boost mobile, Virgin Mobile, straight talk, metro pcs and cricket wireless which are mostly gonna be young teens or people from poorer walks of life and aren’t gonna someone who normally would have any smart watch, they are just lucky to even own a smartphone at all Them there is all the people on other poorer countries like India and China where the government actually bans and blocks so much of what their internet devices like smartphone and computers can do like banning YouTube, Facebook and even bans Wikipedia online so those customers aren’t gonna spend much on smartphones either and thus are also less likely to own any smart watch at all So that’s a huge chunk of smartphone users who of course use androids but they most then cheaper non flagship models which also explains why you see on the charts of android version adoption that most android users are gonna be on android 7 or older as newer and more flagship models would come with newer versions already preinstalled which would actually increase adoption rate if more people were actually buying those newer phones but they are by just the proof I stated above lol

11. TBomb

Posts: 1632; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Aand your point is... what exactly? Is it that the iPhone costs more so only the wealthier people can afford it and they are the ones who are more likely to own a smartwatch? Please enlighten everyone who doesn't have an iPhone - clearly the world isn't smart enough to comprehend your intellect.

3. Vancetastic

Posts: 1698; Member since: May 17, 2017

You all sound exactly the same. Hive mind, anyone?

6. mackan84

Posts: 609; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

This is great. Fall detection and ECG should be present on every smartwatch as of now.

7. vgking9699

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

ECG is a hardware thing so it’s gotta be built it not just software but it’s also a medical thing so it’s gotta pass a countries version of the FCC in order to be legal

8. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Samsung is always catching up. There’s no sale with this watches because Samsung just include this in their freebies. They can’t sell a galaxy without cheap stuffs.

9. aegislash

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

‘Samsung is always catching up’ LMAO that is too rich coming from an Apple shill.

10. Alcyone

Posts: 533; Member since: May 10, 2018

Apple's iphone = The king of Catchup. It's 2019 and there is still software features from 2013 Apple doesn't offer. And, the hardware feature finally about caught up. 2017 to offer wireless charging, although slower than Samsungs 2.0 Tech from 2012, gotta love it. No freebies tempted me, nor my wife to buy a S10. Lol

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