The upcoming iteration of Samsung's smartwatches is due to be unveiled on August 5 alongside the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and while we've heard a few whispers of what's in store with the Galaxy Watch 3, today's leak has filled in a few of the blanks.
According to an inside source - the same one who tipped off the media on the date of the Unpacked event, as well as the Galaxy Beans - the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is set to come with gesture controls, a slew of new features, and it may not even be getting a new moniker in a re-branding move - similar to the treatment the Galaxy S20 series received.
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The biggest new feature is the addition of Bixby gesture control, with 'confirm' and 'mute' gestures being shown in the internal documents, as well as waking up Bixby with a gesture rather than a verbal prompt. You can see these demonstrated in the slides obtained by Gizmodo UK below:
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More features we can expect to see in the new smartwatch is ECG - being carried over from the Galaxy Watch Active 2 - all the run-of-the-mill fitness and sleep tracking features, blood pressure sensor, and fall detection that can send out an automatic SOS call/ text including your location.
The Galaxy Watch 3 is set to release on August 21, with two models available; 41mm and 45mm in rose gold, black, and silver. There's also a snazzy Titanium option for the larger size.
Price-wise, both models come with WiFi and 4G options, with the WiFi 41mm watch costing £399 and WiFi 45mm watch coming in at £419. The 4G options are priced at £429 and £449 respectively. Jumping up to the 45mm Titanium model, it's only available with WiFi, and will set you back £579. A pre-order bonus of a wireless charging pad has also been mentioned.
We're still a month out from Unpacked, but Samsung leaks are coming in thick and fast, so expect more titbits to slip out in the coming weeks.
Source: Gizmodo UK