What is a bezel on a smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 could have physical bezel

The back of the potential Samsung Galaxy Watch 2
Image: FCCSamsung is apparently working on a Galaxy Watch 2, which comes up with a popular physical control element. We are talking about the rotating bezel, which the current smartwatch models from the manufacturer do not have. With this ring around the watch glass you can adjust settings and scroll through menus.

A clever watch, which could be the Galaxy Watch 2, also recently visited the FCC. According to the regulatory authority, the wearable has a size of 45 mm.

Galaxy Watch Active 2 might get the hang of it

The back of the potential Samsung Galaxy Watch 2
Image: FCC In 2019, Samsung presented us with the clever Galaxy Watch Active timepiece at the beginning of the year. The South Korean company was in a particularly hurry to find its successor, as it was shown last August.

A full-fledged heir to the Galaxy Watch, which heralded a restart of Samsung's wearable portfolio in late summer 2018, has not yet existed. SamMobile is now reporting on a smartwatch from the manufacturer, which should again have a mechanical bezel. The original Galaxy Watch has this feature ahead of its Active siblings.

The missing feature doesn't seem too unusual due to the fitness aspect of the Galaxy Watch Active / Active 2. These designs are noticeably more delicate and lighter. The physical control element appears to be part of a watch that the Chinese regulatory authority 3C and its US counterpart FCC have already visited.

The model numbers are SM-R840 and SM-R850 (WLAN) and SM-R845 and SM-R855 (LTE). So far, only specimens with a diameter of 45 mm have been seen, which is the larger variant. The smaller variant could have a diameter of 41 mm.

Potential features of the Galaxy Watch 2

The FCC entry revealed many details of the approaching Samsung watch. The product is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass DX, has 5ATM water protection and a MIL-STD-810G-compliant housing. GPS is included in all versions, 4G on the other hand only in the dedicated LTE versions.

The possible Galaxy Watch 2 is made of stainless steel, but there could also be models made of aluminum and titanium. Samsung will probably introduce the wearable together with the new Galaxy Note 20 phablets and the Galaxy Fold 2 in August.