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Fashionable and Capable? Samsung Galaxy Watch Promises That and More

samsung galaxy watch price release

Most people expected Samsung to announce the Galaxy Gear S4 smartwatch alongside the supersized Galaxy Note 9 but not us! Or you, if you saw the leak from a few days ago that revealed the fact that Samsung’s latest smartwatch is simply called the Galaxy Watch.

Naming aside, let’s see what exactly shared the stage with the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 9 at Samsung’s Unpacked 2018 event.

The rebranded Gear S4, which we’ll have to call Galaxy Watch from now on, brings a major perk: up to 7 days of battery life with wireless charging.

Running Samsung’s own Tizen OS, not Google’s Android Wear OS, the Galaxy Watch brings Bixby on your wrist and 3G / LTE connectivity, with an Exynos 9110 dual-core 1.15 GHz processor.  The LTE version brings 1.15 GB of RAM and 4 GB of storage, while the Bluetooth one has the same amount of storage but settles for 768 MB of RAM.

On the looks front, Samsung will offer two models: a 46 mm silvery version and a 42 mm option available in black and rose gold.

samsung galaxy watch 42 mm rose gold

Both of them come with Super AMOLED touch displays with Gorilla DX+ glass and are rated IP68 dust resistant and 5 ATM water resistant.

Surprisingly enough, the more fashion-conscious 42 mm Galaxy Watch will cost $329 while its larger brother will go for $349. You can’t put a price tag on fashion but you sure can on screen size and battery! While the 42 mm Galaxy Watch offers a 270 mAh battery, the bigger brother has a 472 mAh one under the hood.

Speaking of price tags, if you hurry and pre-order the Bluetooth version on Samsung.com before September 8 you’ll get a free watch band.

Also read: ✍Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is Here, Brings Supersized Everything✍

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