Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 is in the works under the codename "Renaissance"

Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 is in the works under the codename
There wasn't really much doubt that Samsung would release a new Galaxy Watch this year, but now we have confirmation that the company is working on a new smart watch under the codename "Renaissance."

Last year, Samsung decided to bring its various wearables lineups under the Galaxy brand name. The first Galaxy Watch was launched in August 2018, alongside the Galaxy Note 9, so we're expecting to see the Galaxy Watch 2 unveiled around the same time this year, along with the Note 10.

Speaking of which, even though the Note 10 has already been leaked to death, we hadn't heard much about the Galaxy Watch 2 up until this point. Even now, we only know that it's codenamed "Renaissance," which could have exciting implications for new features and capabilities, but it could have also been chosen to fit in thematically with the Galaxy Note 10, which bares the codename "Da Vinci." It could also mean that Samsung is planning to expand cross-functionality between the two.

The leaked the Galaxy Watch 2 codename was reported on by SamMobile, who stated that the information was provided by an inside source. Model numbers for some of Samsung's upcoming wearable devices were also leaked recently, and they follow the same numbering convention that Samsung used for previous wearables.

As the expected August launch date draws closer, we are sure to hear much more about the Galaxy Watch 2 in the coming month. 



1. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Samsung doesn’t need to make changes on their smartwatch since they just give this for freebies just like their TVs and Buds.

8. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Can you really fault them for not being as greedy as Apple, overcharging for everything and actually giving back to their consumers. You know damn well you wish Apple would think about it consumers for once and giveaway some free stuff, stop hating.

13. Vokilam

Posts: 1379; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

You think samsung gives a damn about you? And they say apple fanboys are irrational. Samsung is just incentiv-izing the consumer to buy their device over the competition. Its what companies do when they need to move inventory. Apple doesn't feel that it needs to do that (yet). when the day comes apple will also throw in incentives just like samsung. but right now when it comes to flagship sales, apple (just one manufacturer) owns nearly 50% world wide (or did you miss that article "accidentally") - the rest of the market is rationed between samsung and others... most of the world when they're buying a samsung device, they're not buying a flagship - they're buying midrange to lowrange devices. but if someone is to spend flagship money - they will most likely buy an iphone over samsung in a 5 to 2 ratio... and that's why samsung is throwing in freebies..

12. Alcyone

Posts: 574; Member since: May 10, 2018

Reaponse to #1. Haha. You're hilarious. Time to take your toy and plug it in, ita about dead. While, personally I'm on my 3rd day, and yet to recharge my Watch. Take a seat, boy.

2. wickedwilly

Posts: 747; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Whether you buy it or it comes bundled it is still one if not the best smartwatch, much better than the Apple watch which has improved but from a very poor start.

3. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

So if it’s such a good watch, and cheaper than the Apple Watch, and compatible with many more devices and is compatible with iOS, how come it doesn’t sell nearly as well as the Apple Watch?

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6883; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The Apple watch obviously isn't that hot selling of an item (no actual sales numbers) - only 15% of the planet uses iPhones, and I highly doubt every iPhone user has an Apple watch. Besides....the battery lives in these things aren't anywhere good enough yet to make purchasing a smartwatch justifiable.

7. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

To answer your question, Android consumers have more options to choose from for seamless integration between a smartwatch and their Android smartphone. Apple watches sell as good as they do because Apple consumers don't have any options to choose from if they want seamless integration between their smartwatch and iPhone, they have one option. As Apple slogan goes "it just works" and that's what Apple consumers want so of course Apple consumers are going to pair an Apple watch with and iPhone. No different than me pairing a Samsung watch with my Samsung phone because I want too want seamless integration. The Android mobile platform has too much competition for one phone manufacturer to monopolize the sales of smartwatches.

6. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

It is a good watch and would hands down be better if they brought back MST like the Gear S3 had.

9. Fred3

Posts: 586; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Selling the most does not mean it's the best no matter what the product is. The way you rant on this site you gots to be younger than 18

10. wickedwilly

Posts: 747; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Easy answer, because Apples customers blindly buy whatever Apple puts before their eyes. So many iPhones users are locked into their ecosystem so buy the Apple version of a particular product.

11. Alcyone

Posts: 574; Member since: May 10, 2018

Response to #3. Try harder. Your troll skills have been lacking.

14. XWingataliciousness

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 07, 2019

I have the original LG Watch Urbane. To this day I still get compliments on it and have people ask me what kind of watch it is and how I like it. A lot of people ask if it's a Movado. There are some minor performance issues as it is a 4-year old watch, but the most common thing I hear from people is that it looks much better than the Apple Watch. I love it and am looking forward to getting a new smartwatch soon. I like that there are many choices available to me. I'm sure the Apple watch is very good software-wise, but until they make it circular, I think it will always be inferior as a watch aesthetically, which is pretty much the reason most people buy nice watches.

4. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I hope they bring MST back, the one piece of hardware/tech that set Samsung watches apart from all competition. If they don't bring MST back then I'll continue to sport my Gear S3 until it stops functioning.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.