Renders of Samsung's next smartwatch appears to be missing a rotating bezel

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Next Samsung watch could ditch big feature
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We've already heard about the rumors of a new Samsung smartwatch going by the codename 'Pulse' that could turn out to be the Samsung Galaxy Sport. Well, these renders (above and below) could be our first glimpse at what that upcoming device will look like.

Reliable leakster @OnLeaks shared on Twitter what he claims to be renders (based on factory data and from third parties) of Samsung's next smartwatch. He also added that the new watch will come in black, silver, green and pink gold options.

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So what can we glean from these renders if they are legit? Well, it looks to be a pretty minimalist-style smartwatch, almost Moto 360-like, with two physical buttons and an unspecified optical sensor on the back. We imagine that's a heart rate sensor.

Interestingly, there doesn't seem to be any sign of the much-loved rotating bezel that first appeared on the Gear S2 and has stuck around for the Gear S3, the Gear Sport and more recently the Galaxy Watch. Could Samsung really be preparing to ditch arguably one of its best smartwatch features? We sincerely hope that's not the case and it would be an odd move to see the company ditch it.

Just to reiterate, these are not official renders so any smartwatch that does end up being unveiled could appear looking very differently. Maybe that bezel will be there when or if Samsung decides to show it off this year.

So, when could we see a new Samsung smartwatch in 2019? Well, the Galaxy Watch was unveiled in August last year at the company's Unpacked event. Similarly, the Gear Sport was shown off for the first time in the same month in 2017. Samsung is tipped to launch its next flagship Galaxy phone over the coming months so maybe a smartwatch that looks like those renders above will be joining it up on stage.

Via: Pocket Now

Renders of new Samsung smartwatch renders suggests rotating bezel could get the boot