The Federal Communications Commission has approved the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch (FCC). The list indicates certain features to which we can look forward.
The FCC’s approval stamp was issued on May 29th. It comes after the device successfully navigated various regulatory barriers in China.
The Galaxy Watch 2 is listed by the FCC.
The application is for two devices with the model numbers SM-R845 and SM-R855. These are expected to be the cellular variants of the watch, so SM-R840 and SM-R845 models should also be in the works. We were unsure whether these were references to Watch Active 3 or Watch 2, but it is now evident that the latter is the case. The original, which is a few years old, is long overdue for an improvement.
Images of the device are occasionally included with these types of filings, but not in this case. Instead, we get a schematic of the watch’s underside.
The FCC certification of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 guarantees that it will be available soon.
The image above shows a 41mm Galaxy Watch 2 model, but there is also a 45mm variant. As a result, the circular gadget will be slightly smaller than the existing 46mm and 42mm alternatives.
Nobody anticipated Samsung would abandon the circular shape, and it is even rumored that the gadget will keep the revolving bezel. To remind you, the feature was removed from the Galaxy Watch Active 2. The image shows a stainless steel version, but the clock is also expected to be available in titanium and aluminum.
The application also mentions a 5 ATM water-resistance rating (down to depths of 50 meters), a heart rate sensor, and Gorilla Glass DX screen protection. There are no major surprises here.
We are still waiting for confirmation that the watch will contain 8GB of internal storage. If this is correct, the device will have double the memory of the current range. This is fantastic news because it implies more space for apps and local music. According to other rumors, there will be three color options: black, silver, and gold.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 will soon receive some exciting new features. It has been approved for ECG monitoring, and the watch will also be able to measure blood pressure from the wrist. This is a big deal because no major brand smartwatch has the capacity to do this via optical sensors. All of these, hopefully, will be available with the Galaxy Watch 2.
In terms of release date, it is most likely that it will be revealed in August alongside the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2. However, given that the FCC certification is complete, don’t be shocked if we see the watch sooner.