Samsung Galaxy Active leak shows sleek design - but without one key feature

Is this Samsung's next Galaxy smartwatch?
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It's become pretty obvious that Samsung is prepping a new smartwatch and this could be our first proper look at the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.

The folks at 91mobiles claim to have come across a render from a reliable source that appears to show a great likeness to the factory renders leakster @OnLeaks shared on Twitter last month and claimed was of the Samsung's next smartwatch. This time though, we have something in color.

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The render mirrors those earlier renders (below) showing off two physical buttons on the side of the device and what now looks like a slim stainless steel casing and a sporty strap with a watch-style buckle. There still doesn't appear to be any sign of Samsung's signature rotating bezel but again, we should reiterate that this may or may not be Samsung's next smartwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Active leak shows sleek design - but without one key feature

Other than the single render, there's no details on features this new watch will apparently show off. We also still don't know whether it's going to be called the Galaxy Sport or the Galaxy Watch Active. Previous rumor and speculation point to smarter Bixby support and maybe more health-focused features to follow in the footsteps of the Apple Watch and its introduction of ECG technology on the Watch Series 4.

So, when could we see this new Samsung smartwatch? The company's Unpacked event takes place on 20 Feb where we expect its new flagship smartphone to be the star of the show. That new phone could be joined by a new watch and maybe even a set of Galaxy Buds and new Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit E fitness trackers too. We'll be at that Unpacked event, so we'll be sure to get our hands on them if they rock up.

Samsung Galaxy Active leak shows sleek design - but without one key feature

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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