Samsung is no stranger to leaks, but rarely do they come from the company itself. Yesterday, the South Korean company’s Galaxy Wearable app, which is used to manage its variety of smartwatches and other connected devices, was updated with images of three new products.
New Samsung wearables. Samsung fucked up and uploaded the updated Galaxy Wearables APK. pic.twitter.com/RfUjRXk2Xu
— SamCentral (@SamCentralTech) February 15, 2019
As spotted first by SamCentral, the new products include a smartwatch, bands, and earbuds. Having downloaded the Galaxy Wearable app for Android, we can confirm these will be called the Galaxy Watch Active, the Galaxy Buds, and the Galaxy Fit and ‘Fit e’ as you can see in the photo included here.
In contrast to older Samsung smartwatches, which came with a rotating bezel, Samsung decided to forgo that design in favor of what appears to be two buttons at the top and bottom for its newest smartwatch – looking like a sleeker version of the Huawei Watch 2.
The Galaxy Watch Active will come in at least two colors, according to SamCentral’s images, and has a 40mm case. There’s no word yet on how Samsung’s user interface is going to change because of the absence of the bezel, but we look forward to finding out.
The Galaxy Buds look like conventional wireless earbuds, but have a translucent back that could indicate the ability to be charged via other devices. Since the Samsung Galaxy S10 is rumoured to have that capability, it seems a distinct possibility.
Finally, there are the Galaxy Fit and ‘Fit e’ devices, which appear reminiscent of the older Samsung Gear fitness bands.
It’s likely that Samsung will reveal all of these devices properly at its Unpacked event on Feb. 20 where it is also expected to reveal the Galaxy S10, a few days before Mobile World Congress.