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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 emerges in live photos and promos

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 may be one of the more poorly kept hardware secrets this summer.
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Published onJuly 7, 2020

TL;DR
  • The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has surfaced in live photos from a Taiwanese regulator.
  • Promo animations have also provided a clear look at the smartwatch.

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 may be one of the more poorly kept hardware secrets this summer.

To start, live photos of the next-generation smartwatch have emerged from Taiwan’s NCC (via The_Tech_Guy and MySmartPrice) in certification filings. They largely confirm what you’d expect — this will be a subtle evolution of the original Galaxy Watch design that revolves around slightly smaller 41mm and 45mm case sizes, with wireless charging when you need a top-up. A silver-colored stainless steel casing is on display here, but black steel and titanium are also expected.

Simultaneously, well-known leak provider Evan Blass has obtained what appears to be a promo animation for the Galaxy Watch 3. The clip offers a glimpse at some of the watch faces for the upcoming wristwear, and touts common features like calls, messaging, and music.

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 7, 2020

It’s still not certain when the new smartwatch will arrive. One report had the Watch 3 arriving as soon as July, but Samsung has made a habit of unveiling new watches in August in recent years. Between the certification and leaks, it’s evident that a formal debut is at least getting close.

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