‘Galaxy Watch Active 2’ Will Feature Touch Bezel, LTE, Bluetooth 5, Claims New Report

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Image Courtesy: Evan Blass (@evleaks)

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Watch Active 2 alongside the Galaxy Note 10 next month, and a new report has now seemingly revealed some of its interesting features. According to SamMobile, the single biggest change to the device will be a touch-enabled bezel that will make navigation easier compared to its predecessor, which was often criticized for its clunky navigation system.

Believed to be codenamed ‘Renaissance’ internally within the company, the watch will apparently be offered in 44mm and 40mm options. According to the report, while the former will feature a 1.4-inch screen, the latter will come with a 1.2-inch display. Both will be of the Super AMOLED variety, protected by Gorilla Glass DX+ and, with a resolution of 360 × 360 pixels. The watch casings will also be built to MIL-STD-810G military standards for increased durability, said the report.

Among other details, the watch is expected to support Bluetooth 5.0, but there will also be a more premium variant with LTE connectivity. It will be powered by the same Exynos 9110 chip as its predecessor, but will have only 4GB of internal storage. While the Bluetooth-only model will pack just 768MB of RAM, the LTE variant will apparently rock 1GB.

According to earlier rumors, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will also come with fall detection and electrocardiogram, which were first seen in the Apple Watch Series 4 devices launched last year. The device is also said to feature an eight-point PPG sensor instead of a four-point one to improve accuracy.

Meanwhile, the report also suggests that the Bluetooth-only Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be available in Stainless Steel and Aluminium finishes for both sizes, while the LTE model will only be offered in Stainless Steel. While the Black and Silver color options will be available for the entire range, Pink Gold will be offered in Aluminum, while Gold will be available in Stainless Steel.

Image Courtesy: Evan Blass (@evleaks)

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