Larger Samsung Galaxy Watch with 1.3-inch screen vists the FCC

Larger Samsung Galaxy Watch with 1.3-inch screen vists the FCC
A couple of days ago, we passed along the news that the Samsung Galaxy Watch had received thumbs up from the FCC. The models that were included in the certification were SM-R815U for the U.S. and SM-R815W for Canada. Today, a different Galaxy Watch model, SM-R805U received its approval from the U.S. regulatory agency. This model is larger as it weighs in at 48mm with a 1.3-inch display. That compares with the 43.4mm case and 1.2-inch screen on the SM-R815.

Both variants of the Samsung Galaxy Watch support the same LTE bands, which means that the larger unit will also be compatible with the LTE networks of all four major stateside carriers. Both models also support Wi-Fi (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n).

The larger version of the Samsung Galaxy Watch (SM-R805) appears to sport a different case than the smaller unit (SM-R815). Check out the image at the top of this article; the larger model is on the left. We expect the connected timepieces to be powered by Tizen, and should be unveiled on August 9th alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The release date for both eagerly-awaited products will reportedly be August 24th.

source: FCC



1. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Apple is going to do it better. I'll vote smarter with my wallet

2. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

48mm case with 1.3" screen translates into an extremely fat bezel; my TAG Heuer Connected 45 is 45mm and has a 1.39" screen. And I think this is the correct bezel balance. My Huawei Watch 2 with its 45mm case and the 1.2" is already too bezelly and these numbers imply that the Galaxy Watch will have a huge size with quite small screens. I don't think that smartwatches need to be bezelless like smartphones, because they are primarily watches, but these numbers are worrying.

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