New details about Samsung's upcoming smartwatch have emerged on the internet, days after a previous report suggested Samsung's upcoming smartwatch is likely to be called Samsung Galaxy Sport. According to folks over at XDA, the device will be known as Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. They also claim to have received firmware files of Samsung's upcoming smartwatch. Therefore, now we know most of the hardware features and technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.
According to leaked specifications, Samsung's Tizen OS-based smartwatch will provide users with Tizen 220.127.116.11 software and a 1.3-inch circular display, which is bigger than a 1.2-inch circular display on Samsung Gear Sport (2017). Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is tipped to feature Exynos 9110 processor and 230mAh battery under the hood, unlike a 300mAh on Samsung Gear Sport (2017).
One possibility is Samsung Galaxy Watch Active will be available in multiple sizes, and bigger variant could feature a bigger battery. Other leaked features of Samsung Galaxy Watch Active include Bluetooth 4.2, NFC (Near Field Communication), LTE support, Bixby, a heart rate monitor, in addition to several other features related to fitness such pedometer, stress and sleep monitor, barometer, gyroscope and gravity sensor.
Much like Samsung Gear Sport (2017), the Galaxy Watch Active may not provide users with support for Magnetic Secure Transmission or MST. Magnetic Secure Transmission happens to be a more secure payment method as compared to the traditional payment card. However, MST and NFC payment methods are easily accepted at the majority of payment terminals with a card reader whereas traditional cards are widely accepted.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active will feature built-in GPS. However, it's also said to include a speaker, unlike the Gear Sport. According to speculations, speakers are probably meant to be used with Bixby, Samsung's virtual assistant. What remains to be seen whether or not the Samsung introduces the Galaxy Watch Active at MWC 2019 trade fair. There is a possibility Samsung could announce it alongside the next Galaxy Note flagship.