The Samsung Galaxy Watch did not launch too long ago. We only need to cast our minds back to August 2018 for that event. This device has done well, with many online publications believing it was the Best Smartwatch for Android users. Now, its time to forget about the memories of the past and look to the future. The future is the successor, the Galaxy Watch 2.

We saw the Gear Sport launching in August 2017 and the Galaxy Watch in August 2018, and we expect the next wearable device, the Galaxy Watch 2, to launch in August 2019. Samsung did previously have the Gear wearable branding for their Gear S, Gear S2, and Gear S3 wearables, but switched to Galaxy. This name switch brings it in-line with their larger mobile branding for wearables.

Galaxy Watch 2 codenamed Renaissance

As we creep forward to the Galaxy Watch 2 launch date we expect more details to be revealed or leaked. The latest bit of Information, according to Sammobile, is that it is codenamed Renaissance – meaning a revival of or renewed interest in something.

As Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch alongside the Galaxy Note 9, we would expect the Galaxy Watch 2 to launch alongside the Note 10 in August this year. The date has not been officially communicated, but the date of August 7 in New York City has been banded about.

Not much more is known about the Galaxy Watch 2 at this point. We would expect it to have an upgraded processor and new software features. The Galaxy Watch was launched in 46mm and 42mm sizes. This seems to be a winning formula for the Korean tech giant, as we haven’t had much negative feedback regarding these sizes.

Will Samsung ditch the rotating bezel on the Galaxy Watch 2?

This is a burning question that many people would like the answer to, Will Samsung ditch the rotating bezel for the Galaxy Watch 2? The rotating bezel was first Introduced on the Gear S2 and went on to be implemented on the Gear S3 and Galaxy Watch. Samsung decided not to include it on the Galaxy Watch Active and hence many don’t know its fate. Samsung has filed a trademark application for a Touch Wheel. This is a touch sensitive method of simulating a rotation effect and could replace the bezel.

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