It seems like Samsung is planning to announce a new smartwatch in the near future, as the “Galaxy Sport” smartwatch just surfaced online. Several renders of the watch appeared on Twitter, courtesy of @OnLeaks, who also notes that these renders are based upon factory data, and that the watch is codenamed “Pulse”. He did not confirm that it will be called the Galaxy Sport, but did say that it probably will, based on rumor. The source also claims that this watch will arrive in black, silver, green, and pink color variants, though only the black model is shown in the provided renders. Speaking of which, these renders actually give us a rather good idea as to how the watch itself will look like. This smartwatch will be made out of metal, and it will sport a circular display on the front, which will not be flush with the bezel at all, as it will sport a sheet of curved glass on top, as this watch won’t sport a rotatable crown, at least that’s what it looks like in the provided images. You will also notice that the watch sports two physical buttons on the right, on in the upper-right corner, and one in the lower-right corner. Based on the company’s previous Tizen-based smartwatches, the top button will act as a back key, while the bottom one will be a home key. Based on the provided renders, we’re unable to say what material is the watch band made out of, but it’s probably made out of silicone, though a leather watch band may end up being an option as well, despite the fact this watch will probably be called the Galaxy Sport, as already mentioned. The watch itself looks classy enough for a watch band made out of more premium materials, that’s for sure.
What Else Do We Know About The “Pulse”
This upcoming smartwatch which is codenamed Pulse, will probably be called the Galaxy Sport, in the end, as a successor to the Gear Sport. That being said, some of you are probably wondering why not the Gear Sport 2019 or something of the sort, as the watch is expected to ship with Tizen. Truth be said, that is no longer considered weird, as the Galaxy Watch was introduced by the company last year, and it ships with Tizen. The company usually uses the “Galaxy” branding for its Android-powered device, or at least it did until the Galaxy Watch arrived. Samsung is probably aiming to unify its products under one branding, regardless of the operating system, as most regular consumers don’t even care, as Tizen-powered smartwatches are compatible with both Android and iOS. That being said, the “Pulse” smartwatch is rumored to ship with 4GB of internal storage, and rumors are also claiming that the watch will not support 4G LTE connectivity, which means that you will need to use your phone in order to take full advantage of what the watch has to offer. That is more or less all the info that we have thus far, and the provided renders are giving us the first look at the watch’s design. It is still unknown as to when will this watch arrive, but it may land during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month, we’ll see.
What About Wear OS?
It’s not exactly a secret that Samsung is no longer releasing Wear OS-based smartwatches, the company has switched to its very own Tizen platform in this regard, and it has been that way for quite some time now. Samsung is one of the most popular smartwatch makers in the market, it’s behind Apple in that regard, but its smartwatches seem to be selling quite well. The Galaxy Gear S2 and S3 series watches were quite successful for the company, while the Gear Sport and Galaxy Watch are also compelling products. Based on the provided renders, the Galaxy Sport will be a really nice-looking watch, especially if you prefer watches that can fit both formal and informal occasions. The Galaxy Sport is expected to become official in the near future, as already mentioned, it’s possible that it will arrive during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February, though, on the other hand, it’s also possible that it may launch during a separate event, even though that’s not Samsung’s way of doing things when it comes to smartwatches. The company probably won’t wait for IFA in September in order to launch this watch, though, you can expect it to arrive in the first half of the year, at least if rumors are to be believed.