The upcoming Galaxy Watch has recently received certifications from a number of regulatory agencies, such as the NBTC, the FCC, and China's MIIT. From their documents, we can draw some conclusions regarding the specifications of the smartwatch. For example, the upcoming Galaxy Watch has appeared in the FCC database. The next version of Samsung's flagship smartwatch has got model numbers SM-R845 and SM-R855. The models will support LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. The WiFi-only versions have received model numbers SM-R840 and SM-R850.
According to the sketch of the backside of the smartwatch, which was attached to the documents, the device will have a circular design with a 45 mm stainless steel case (for a larger option), Gorilla Glass DX, 5ATM, and MIL-STD-810G, as well as GPS and LTE connectivity. There are also rumors that Samsung should release Galaxy Watch versions in aluminum and titanium. For Samsung, titanium smartwatches are a new experience, although it is not unique in the world of watches. Accordingly, the price of this option will be higher.
Also, thanks to the NBTC, it became known that the new smartwatch will be called Galaxy Watch 3. Thus, we can assume that Samsung will return to the classic design of the Galaxy Watch with a physically rotating bezel. In addition, it was confirmed that the model SM-R855 will come in 41mm size.
Given that the smartwatch has already got certifications from a number of regulatory agencies, it seems to be already on the way to its official launch. This is also confirmed by the fact that on the company's website for the South Korean market you can already find support pages for the WiFi-only models. We hope to see the new smartwatch in August alongside the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2.