Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 and Galaxy Tab S5 to be released in Q3 2019

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • A release schedule has revealed Samsung's wearable and tablet plans for the year.
  • The Galaxy Watch 2 and Galaxy Tab S5 are expected to drop in Q3 2019.
  • We could get official announcements at the Note 10 event on August 7.

Samsung's holding a big event on August 7 to announce the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 10. While that's the mobile device we're most anxiously awaiting from the company, a leaked release schedule has revealed a few more devices in Samsung's lineup that we could also be seeing at that event.

The schedules were leaked by CashKaro, and starting first with wearables, we can see that Samsung is planning on releasing a successor to 2018's Galaxy Watch (opens in new tab) in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2.

Two versions of the Galaxy Watch 2 are expected, including 40mm and 44mm options. It's unclear if the Galaxy Watch 2 will replace the existing Galaxy Watch or be sold alongside it, but it's definitely in the works. Interestingly enough, there doesn't appear to be any plans for a Galaxy Watch Active 2 this year despite recent rumors.

As for Samsung's tablet offerings, the main thing to keep an eye out for is the Galaxy Tab S5. The Tab S4 was first announced in early August 2018 right ahead of the Note 9 unveiling, meaning a successor isn't all that surprising at all. It also makes sense seeing as how the lower-end Galaxy Tab S5e (opens in new tab) was released this past April.

The Galaxy Tab S5 is expected to be Samsung's flagship tablet for 2019, with rumored specs including a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and an impressive 512GB of internal storage.

In addition to the Tab S5, the release schedule also mentions the Galaxy Tab Active3 and Galaxy Book 3. The Tab Active3 will likely be a rugged tablet geared towards the B2B market, whereas the Galaxy Book 3 will be a Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 2-in-1.

With all of these products lined up for a Q3 2019 release, it seems very likely that they'll be announced either at or ahead of the big Note 10 event on August 7.

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Joe Maring

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  • Dammit! I bought my Galaxy watch less than 2 months ago lol. Not sure what they could really add to it to be honest... Besides Google services. The hardware is great, it's the software that's a bit lacking.
  • Actually it's the other way around. The software is great, the hardware is servery lacking. There's practically no real difference between my Gear S3 frontier from almost 3 years ago and the Galaxy Watch. The Frontier at least supports MST while none of the newer ones do. Supposedly the watch active 2 will have an ECG monitor and if the watch 2 doesn't then there's absolutely no reason for them to make a watch 2.
  • MST is nice, but I prefer using it on my phone instead of my Gear S3 Frontier. I don't like punching in a PIN on the screen when I can use my fingerprint with the phone app. The Watch 1 has an OLED screen vs the Gear S3 Frontier's LCD, I believe the battery is bigger, and the battery life is about twice as long as the Gear S3 Frontier. For me the better screen and better battery life is worth the upgrade, but I want an all black version of the larger watch face.
  • I'd Ike a galaxy watch that you can wear the in the swimming pool. And not have to worry about water damage.
  • Like, the Galaxy Watch? It's rated for 5 ATM, so it can go deeper than you without scuba gear. Just be sure to rinse it thoroughly with fresh water after taking it into a pool or the sea. Saltwater and chlorinated water are both corrosive.
  • Ive just done the same bought the galaxy watch they definitely need to keep the rotating bezel...
  • The rotating bezel is my favorite part.
  • You can use it in the swimming pool... I do all the time.
  • No rotating bezel, no sale.
  • Sorry, different strokes... I never got use to the bezel functionality. But I seldom use the apps either. Notifications are the key for me.
  • I have the active and I thought I'd really miss the rotating bezel but the watch looks better without it.
  • I don't feel like I have had my Galaxy Watch that long I gave away my S3 but miss the MST. I hope they re-add otherwise make it very compelling to get the new one..
  • Hopefully the larger Watch will get an all black option this time. I would'v e traded in my Frontier watch for it if there was an all black Watch.
  • Go go Gadget Pre-order!
  • Looking forward to seeing these. Don't lock the most appealing watch size to some cheap looking two-tone crap this year, and don't stick last year's chipset in your premium tablet this year. If those conditions are met, I'll probably pick up both of these.