Samsung is likely to launch Galaxy Sport smartwatch at its Unpacked 2019 event in San Francisco. The smartwatch will be the successor to the Gear Sport and will feature the same round dial design having glass at the top except there will be no rotating bezel.
The Galaxy Sport watch is expected to come with two physical buttons on the right side. Samsung will also update the Tizen OS to make the interface more user friendly so as the killing of the rotating bezel doesn’t affect the watch experience.
According to a report in Gizmo China, the Galaxy Sport was recently certified in Taiwan, the US and South Korea bearing the model number SM-R500 and goes by the codename Pulse. This will be Samsung’s first smartwatch to come with Bixby Reminders. Other specs include 4GB of RAM, NFC for secure payments, GPS for fitness tracking, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and IP water resistance.
The Galaxy Sport is expected to launch on February 20 alongside the Galaxy S10 flagship phone.
“We will host an Unpacked event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on February 20 to showcase the new Galaxy model, with a separate event scheduled for London,” the company said.
Samsung is launching the Galaxy S10’s approximately a week earlier than usual. The South Korean giant usually releases its new phones in the flagship Galaxy line up at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February.
According to Samsung's mobile business chief DJ Koh, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will have some "very significant" design changes and will come in some "amazing" colours such as black, grey, blue, red, green and yellow.