Samsung Galaxy Watch debuts in 46mm and 42mm sizes, coming to T-Mobile later this year

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Alongside the new Galaxy Note 9, Samsung today introduced a brand new smartwatch.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is now official, and it runs Samsung’s Tizen OS 4.0. The new wearable will be available in 46mm and 42mm sizes, but both will be powered by a dual-core 1.15GHz Exynos 9110 processor paired with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Samsung has also equipped both models with a heart rate tracker, ambient light sensor, IP68 water and dust resistance, and NFC.

Now for the differences. The larger 46mm version will be available in Silver and have a 1.3-inch circular Super AMOLED screen. This always-on display will have a resolution of 360×360. The 46mm watch will support 22mm interchangeable straps and will be powered by a 472mAh battery.

The smaller 42mm Galaxy Watch will be offered in Midnigt Black and Rose Gold color options. It’ll have a 1.2-inch 360×360 circular Super AMOLED display and will support 20mm interchangeable watch bands. Its battery is smaller, too, coming in at 270mAh battery.

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch is compatible with smartphones running Android 5.0 or later as well as iPhone 5 and later models running iOS 9.0 or higher.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Watch in the U.S. on August 24th. It’ll be available from Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung.com, with pricing starting at $329.99 for the 42mm model and going up to $349.99 for the 46mm variant. Customers who order the Galaxy Watch from Samsung before September 8th will receive a free watch band.

The Galaxy Watch will also be offered in an LTE model that’ll be sold by T-Mobile as well as AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and Samsung. In addition to its built-in LTE connectivity, this model gets a bump to 1.5GB of RAM.

T-Mobile says that it’ll launch the Galaxy Watch later in 2018. Pricing begins at $15 down and $15 per month for 24 months for the 42mm, while the 46mm will cost $16 down and $16 per month for 24 months. T-Mo will also have a special deal for the Galaxy Watch when it launches that’ll offer customers half off a Galaxy Watch when they buy one on EIP and add a line.

Sources: Samsung, T-Mobile

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  • Des

    Such a nice watch and no wear OS, I guess waiting for the pixel it is.

    • shm224

      nobody wants laggy wear os.

  • Lost magnetic stripe payment, the one truly unique feature in the S3. Pass.

    • Dummy Up Meathead

      Seriously? Ugh!

    • Frankwhitess

      How do you know it does not have Samsung pay ??

      • Nikitao1

        It still has Samsung pay, just no longer compatible with older credit card readers that don’t support nfc.

    • steveb944

      Ouch. That’s the one thing I like from Samsung and wisg everyone else would adopt.

  • Deadeye37

    I knew it was a long shot to have this running WearOS. Can wait to see the new Snapdragon processor that’s going to be released along with all the new devices from the other WearOS watch makers.

    I’m sad that Fossil couldn’t wait until the new processor came out before releasing their Gen 4 smart watches. The Exporist Q in smoke grey is super sexy and checks all the boxes I wanted – NFC, GPS, HR monitoring, and swim proof (3 ATM water resistance) – but is still running on that old Snapdragon 2100 processor.

    • steveb944

      Good to know Fossil has that offering. I guess it was too late for me as I gave up on Wear OS and instead went Fitbit, the Versa is great.

  • jlangner_bama1

    Strange how everyone says LTE later this year but Samsung has on site to pre-order and says 8/26 https://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/wearables/smartwatches/galaxy-watch–46mm–silver–lte–sm-r805uzsaxar/

    • CAL_08

      Pre-orders currently are only limited to the Bluetooth model. Their site is misleading as once you click on the item the pre-order option disappears for the lte version.

      • Spore

        I noticed that, however I did get in my order before changed. Galaxy Watch (46mm) Silver (T-Mobile)

        SM-R805UZSAXAR

        QTY: 1
        Will ship week of Aug 26, 2018
        PRICE: $399.99

        I chatted with rep and said still would ship next week.

      • Arbi

        The TMobile LTE version is back on the Samsung website for pre-order again including a free band.

  • Bruce Wayne

    Too bad it’s running Shitzen OS.

    • Scott Ferguson

      I prefer Tizen – there’s other watches that run android – they one of those and don’t comment unless you can be nice!

  • Boris Govnic

    Why cant they put their Samsung Branded 32Gb o 200Gb Sd cards in these wataches and make it a useful mp3 player for working out? would anyone really notice a hairs length width for additional memory or is that strictly for incremental upgrade purposes only?