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Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 & Galaxy Watch Ultra Start at RM1,199 in Malaysia
July 11, 2024 Andrew Cheng

Samsung unveiled a number of new products at its Galaxy Unpacked event in Paris last night, including the Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra. Both smartwatches feature largely similar hardware, though the Ultra, as its name suggests, does have a more rugged titanium frame with longer battery life.

For the Malaysian market, the Galaxy Watch 7 retails from RM1,199 for the 40mm model; the larger 44mm variant is priced at RM1,299. Do note that these are the Bluetooth models; if you want the LTE version, it’s a RM300 add-on. As for the more substantial Galaxy Watch Ultra – which is only offered in LTE configuration – costs a cool RM3,399.

As usual, AI is highlighted quite a bit on the Watch 7 and Watch Ultra, which involves using AI algorithm for sleep and health analyses. With the latter, the smartwatches can deliver personalised insights and tailored health experiences. Beyond that, both wearables also feature a new Double Pinch Gesture, not unlike the Apple Watch Series 9‘s double tap gesture. It can be used to answer calls, dismiss alerts, take photos, and even launch apps.

Hardware wise, the Watch 7 and Watch Ultra are relatively similar to each other as previously mentioned. These include a 1.5-inch 480 x 480 circular Super AMOLED display – 1.3-inch 432 x 432 panel for the smaller 40mm Watch 7 – protected with sapphire crystal, an Exynos W1000 chip, IP68 rating, and 5ATM rating; 10ATM for the Ultra model.

In terms of battery life, the Watch Ultra comes with a 590mAh battery, translating to up to 100 hours of use in Power Saving mode. This is quite a bit bigger than the 425mAh and 300mAh batteries of the 44mm and 40mm Watch 7 respectively.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra are now available for pre-order in Malaysia from RM1,199 and RM3,399 respectively; they will hit local store shelves on 24 July. Early birds who purchase the smartwatches can get a number of savings as well, including a RM200 instant rebate in trade-in value.

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