We have already seen renders of Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch leak, and today we have detailed specs, courtesy of leaked firmware analysed by XDA-Developers.com.

The firmware shows a slightly bigger device with an upgraded processor, LTE, GPS, speaker and improved sensor suite. There is however no evidence of an ECG or BP Monitor sensor.

Samsung Gear Sport (2017) versus Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (2019) Specifications

Specification Samsung Gear Sport (2017)* Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (2019)
Model Name SM-R600 SM-R500
Software Version Tizen 3.0 (upgradeable to Tizen 4.0.0.2) Tizen 4.0.0.3
Processor Exynos 7270 Exynos 9110
Display 1.2-inch circular display, 360×360 resolution, Super AMOLED Full-color AOD, Gorilla Glass3 1.3-inch circular display, 318DPI, 360×360 resolution
Battery Capacity 300mAh 230mAh
Charging DC 5v/700mAh DC 5V/1.0A
GPS Yes Yes (BCM47755)
NFC Yes Yes, with secure element (PN553 and PN80T)
Heart Rate Monitor Yes Yes (Green LED, no IR/Red LED)
Microphone Yes Yes
Speaker No Yes
LTE model No Yes
Other sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Barometer, Gyroscope Sensor, Pedometer, Sleep monitor, Wrist-up sensor Accelerometer with linear acceleration, Ambient Light, Barometer, Gravity sensor, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Sleep monitor, Stress monitor, Wrist-up sensor
Other connectivity Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.2 BCM43012 (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.2 combination chip)
Buttons Back and Home Back and Menu
Features Always on Display, Glove Mode, Haptic feedback, Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Waterlock Mode Always on Display, Bixby, Glove Mode, Haptic feedback, Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Waterlock Mode

It will be available in a variety of colours as can be seen in the render above and positioned against the Apple Watch.

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