Samsung Galaxy ‘Ultra’ Watch is seemingly confirmed

The next Samsung Unpacked Event is scheduled for July. As we get closer to the event, we are getting leaks and information on new gadgets that might be announced.

Samsung is obviously updating its Galaxy Watch lineup with the Galaxy Watch 7 series. Reports and leaks pointed towards a new variant with an ‘Ultra’ moniker. It was assumed to be the Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra. However, it looks like it will not be ‘7 Ultra’ according to a leaked TRDA listing.

MySmartPrice confirmed the “Ultra” moniker for Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch. The United Arab Emirates’ Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has publicly listed a “Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra” with the model number SM-L705F.

Source: Mysmartprice

Competing with the Apple Watch Ultra

This decision is similar to what Apple did with its Apple Watch Ultra lineup (already in second gen with Apple Watch Ultra 2). Samsung probably wants to position one of its smartwatches as a direct competitor to Apple’s most expensive smartwatch.

Given how different the Galaxy Watch “Ultra” looks, it might be classed differently. The Ultra model not only looks significantly different but is also expected to support features that other Galaxy watches do not.

Another intriguing detail from the regulatory listings is the Galaxy Watch Ultra’s charging speed, listed at 10W. This is 5W slower than what the FCC listings show for the Galaxy Watch 7 series and matches the charging speeds of the Galaxy Watch 6 series. Typically, an Ultra model would be expected to charge as quickly, if not quicker, than non-Ultra devices, so this raises some questions.

Related: Samsung Introduces Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic

Samsung Galaxy Watch FE incoming?

According to a report from Droid Life, both the Galaxy Watch 7 and a more affordable Galaxy Watch FE model have recently made an appearance at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the U.S.

In terms of the available models, the FCC listings reveal a total of four variants for the Galaxy Watch 7: two in the 40mm case size (one with LTE connectivity and one with Wi-Fi only), and two in the 44mm case size (again, one with LTE and one Wi-Fi).

Additionally, there’s an extra model number listed, presumably corresponding to the long-rumored Galaxy Watch FE which was only listed in a single size, departing from the usual 40mm and 44mm options offered by its higher-priced Galaxy Watch.

We will get more concrete details as we approach the Samsung Unpacked Event which is scheduled for July 10 (not officially confirmed). Stay tuned with Yantryagyan for more details.

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