Samsung Galaxy Watch Active specs have now surfaced

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Though Apple dominates the smartwatch market, Samsung has a sizeable customer base of its own who loves its Galaxy wearable lineup. The company used to sell them under the Gear brand before opting for the more-recognizable Galaxy prefix with the
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last year.

In the last couple of months, we have heard rumors and seen evidence about a new Samsung watch under development. It is believed to be a successor to the
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, a smart watch aimed at fitness enthusiasts, from 2017. The latest evidence suggests that while it may a spiritual successor to the Gear Sport, it will
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in line with the new naming scheme.

Recently,
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have leaked online, revealing design substantial changes compared to its predecessors. Adding to the growing leaks, an XDA member has uncovered specifications, along with confirming the
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name, by looking into the firmware files of a device sporting the model number SM-R500 and codenamed “Pulse,”
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. Though the model number doesn’t portray the device as a successor to the original Gear Sport (SM-R600), it indeed appears to be based on everything else we have seen so far.

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Galaxy Watch Active may come in different size options


Coming to the specifications, there is not much of a surprise here. Galaxy Watch Active sports a 1.3-inch circular display of 360×360 resolution, which is 0.1 inch bigger than the Gear Sport. Under the hood, it will pack a newer Exynos 9110 SoC, heart rate monitor, NFC for
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, and a 230mAh battery. Unlike the Gear Sport, the Galaxy Watch Active will come with a speaker and LTE capabilities. There is also talk about a dual eSIM model, but the evidence appears to be questionable.

Interestingly, the presence of a smaller battery size could be an indication that the Galaxy Watch Active might come in different size options – 42 mm and 46 mm – similar to the current Galaxy Watch. Samsung packed a larger battery in the 46 mm Galaxy Watch and that might apply to the Watch Active as well.

The new smartwatch is rumored to launch
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later this month. However, with such extensive leaks, Samsung may not have anything left to announce other than pricing and availability.

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