Samsung Galaxy Watch announced at 2018 Unpacked event

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Aside from the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung also announced the new Samsung Galaxy Watch. Features Always On Display, improved battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung announced the new Galaxy Watch, along with the Note 9. The wearable features an improved battery life, LTE connectivity, wellness capabilities, an Always On Display, and rotating bezel for controls.

The new wearable comes in two case sizes — 46mm and 42mm. The former has a 1.3-inch display and a 472 mAh battery that is said to last up to 80+ hours, while the latter a 1.2-inch display and a smaller 270 mAh battery capable of lasting up to 45+ hours. All displays use Super AMOLED technology, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass DX+. The watch also has a military-level durability certification.

There are also two variants — 4G LTE and Bluetooth only. Powering the wearables are dual-core Exynos 9110 processors with 4GB storage. It also comes with an IP68 rating, and up to 5ATM (which means water resistance up to 165 feet or 50 meters.

Related: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launches; Features Bluetooth S Pen, 4,000 mAh battery

Aside from the specs, the Galaxy Watch also benefits from the Galaxy Ecosystem with SmartThings, Samsung Health, Samsung Flow, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, Bixby and with partnerships like Spotify and Under Armour.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch will be available in the US starting August 24, in Korea on August 31, and in select markets on September 14, 2018.

Samsung Galaxy Watch specs:

  • 46mm – 1.3-inch Circular Super AMOLED Display, 472 mAh Battery
  • 42mm – 1.2-inch Circular Super AMOLED Display, 270 mAh Battery
  • 360 x 360 Resolution, Always On
  • Corning Gorilla DX+
  • 1.15GHz Dual-Core Exynos 9110 Processor
  • 1.5GB RAM (LTE Variant) / 768MB RAM (Bluetooth Variant)
  • 4GB Storage
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • NFC
  • Tizen Wearable OS 4.0
  • 5ATM, IP68 Certified, MIL-STD-810G

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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