We have already seen renders of Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch leak, and today we have detailed specs, courtesy of leaked firmware analysed by XDA-Developers.com.
The firmware shows a slightly bigger device with an upgraded processor, LTE, GPS, speaker and improved sensor suite. There is however no evidence of an ECG or BP Monitor sensor.
Samsung Gear Sport (2017) versus Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (2019) Specifications
|Specification||Samsung Gear Sport (2017)*||Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (2019)|
|Software Version||Tizen 3.0 (upgradeable to Tizen 126.96.36.199)||Tizen 188.8.131.52|
|Processor||Exynos 7270||Exynos 9110|
|Display||1.2-inch circular display, 360×360 resolution, Super AMOLED Full-color AOD, Gorilla Glass3||1.3-inch circular display, 318DPI, 360×360 resolution|
|Charging||DC 5v/700mAh||DC 5V/1.0A|
|NFC||Yes||Yes, with secure element (PN553 and PN80T)|
|Heart Rate Monitor||Yes||Yes (Green LED, no IR/Red LED)|
|Other sensors||Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Barometer, Gyroscope Sensor, Pedometer, Sleep monitor, Wrist-up sensor||Accelerometer with linear acceleration, Ambient Light, Barometer, Gravity sensor, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Sleep monitor, Stress monitor, Wrist-up sensor|
|Other connectivity||Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.2||BCM43012 (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.2 combination chip)|
|Buttons||Back and Home||Back and Menu|
|Features||Always on Display, Glove Mode, Haptic feedback, Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Waterlock Mode||Always on Display, Bixby, Glove Mode, Haptic feedback, Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Waterlock Mode|
It will be available in a variety of colours as can be seen in the render above and positioned against the Apple Watch.
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