The other piece of news overnight indirectly gives us a bit of information about makes the launch of the Galaxy Watch. If this leaked box image is to be believed, the Samsung fast wireless charger we saw through the FCC a few weeks ago is in fact a dual charger, designed to charge both the Galaxy Note 9, and the rumoured Galaxy Watch alongside.
We had assumed that perhaps the Galaxy Watch would launch a bit after the Galaxy Note 9, perhaps at IFA this year. However, this dual charger suggests a different strategy – bear with me. Almost certainly, this charger – if it isn’t a creative mock-up – will be announced in the accessory range alongside the Note 9. It stands to reason, then, that you don’t announce products that are designed for unannounced other products. Therefore, a Galaxy Watch announcement alongside the Note 9 makes an awful lot of sense.
This is the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo (EP-N6100) for the Galaxy Note 9. Charges the Galaxy Watch alongside the phone. pic.twitter.com/VnP10xAhvb
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) July 21, 2018
The design looks strikingly similar to many dual-charging solutions for Apple’s iPhone and Watch, though it’s notable that they’re not first party products; Apple don’t make these, leaving it to 3rd party manufacturers.
Whether the Galaxy Watch launches at the Unpacked Note 9 event, or later at IFA 2018, one thing is becoming quite clear; Samsung Galaxy Watch looks likely to overshadow the Note 9 announcement.