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Samsung Galaxy watch with Tizen-Based OS, always on display launched

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is the name of the latest smartwatch from Samsung, finally putting to rest rumors that the wearable was going to be called the Samsung Gear S4 or Samsung Gear Sport 2. The Galaxy Watch comes in two different sizes – 42mm and 46mm – and was announced alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy Watch was also unveiled on Thursday at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch event in New York. The company has rebranded its smartwatch series, abandoning the Gear S branding it used previously. Ahead of the launch, reports had indicated the reason for this was because Samsung had chosen to use Wear OS by Google instead of its own Tizen operating system. That turned out not to be the case, and Samsung has gone with a Tizen-based Wearable OS 4.0 build instead. At the event, the company also unveiled the Wireless Charger Duo, letting users charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch at the same time, apart from its Apple HomePod competitor.

The Watch price starts at $329.99 (roughly Rs. 22,600) for the 42mm variant, while the 46mm variant starts at $349.99 (roughly Rs. 24,000). It will go on sale in the US on August 24, and on August 31 in South Korea, whereas availability for other markets starts from September 14. These prices are for the Bluetooth variants, while LTE variant pricing is not yet available.

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