Smash open your piggyback, have a dig down the back of the couch and maybe give the bank manager a call… Samsung’s next flagship smartwatch could end up costing more than you’d hope.
That’s because, according to the folks over at SamMobile at least, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 could come in a new titanium case.
The good news for people hoping for a more affordable next-gen smartwatch from the Korean giant is that both aluminium and stainless steel variants are said to be on the cards as well.
We don’t actually know for sure what naming convention Samsung will go for with its much anticipated flagship 2020 smartwatch.
A Samsung smartwatch recently hit Chinese regulators – codenamed SM-R840 and SM-R850. For those who follow this kind of thing, those monikors clearly refer to Samsung’s range of smartwatches, and have been named in Galaxy Watch leaks in the past – although we don’t know whether this will be a Galaxy Watch 2 or Galaxy Watch Active 3.
Using titanium for a smartwatch has been done before; most notably with the Apple Watch Series 5, but also with the latest Tag Heuer Connected.
Apple’s titanium model comes in at around double the price of the stainless steel version – £799 compared to £399. With Tag, opting for a titanium case bumps the price from £1,495 to £1,950.
The 2020 Samsung smartwatch has been one of the hottest hitters on the tech rumor-mill over the past few months, with previous leaks suggesting internal storage getting a boost up to 8GB, which would be great news for the likes of Spotify offline syncing.
It’s also purported that the battery will increase in size, from 247mAh on the Active 2, to 330mAh.
Nothing is set in stone until that official launch though, so watch this space.