Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 Rumors: Release Date, Price and Features

Samsung Galaxy Watch 2
The original Samsung Galaxy Watch (Image: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch was launched in August 2018. So, as August 2019 begins it’s already time to start thinking about its successor. There’s a strong possibility that Samsung’s newest smartwatch – likely called the Galaxy Watch 2 – will land in August 2019.

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Previously, many thought that Samsung would release Galaxy Watch 2 alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 on August 7. But since it didn’t happen, it could be months before we see Galaxy Watch 2 hitting the market.

“The only release date rumor takes the form of leaked timeline documents which suggest the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 will land in quarter 3 of 2019, meaning any time between now and the end of September. However, there’s a high chance that if accurate these were actually referring to the Galaxy Watch Active 2,” reports James Rogerson in Tech Radar.

There isn’t much information about the design of Galaxy Watch 2 but it’s been reported that Samsung made fairly major improvements to the new watch. The original Galaxy Watch was actually fairly bulky, heavy, and wasn’t nearly as lightweight as, say, the Apple Watch.

According to rumors, Samsung may give the Galaxy Watch 2 a sleek new design to match the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.

A man wearing a smartwatch
Image: Samsung

There is likely to be a round face and a rotating bezel for navigating Tizen, but the folks would greatly appreciate a slimmer and more premium-looking case.

Samsung may make a big change in the software by switching from its own Tizen software to Google’s Wear OS. This move by Samsung was widely rumored in 2018, but in the end the Korean tech giant stuck with Tizen for the Galaxy Watch. If Samsung makes this change for the Galaxy Watch 2, then rotating bezel will also be changed.

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Whichever OS Samsung chooses, we can be sure that the Galaxy Watch 2 will pack a wide range of health and fitness tracking features – either through Samsung Health app, or with Google Fit.

As for price, there aren’t any rumors yet, but the original Galaxy Watch started at $329 (for the smaller 42mm version), so the Galaxy Watch 2 will probably cost at least that much.