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(Pocket-lint) - Samsung's next smartwatch has been dubbed the Galaxy Watch 3 and there have been a number of rumours surrounding the device over the last couple of months, giving us a good indiciation of what we can expect in terms of design.

The latest leak comes from Max Weinbach of XDA Developers however, who has decoded the Galaxy Watch 3 Plugin app's APK resources to reveal a few of the main features coming.

According to Weinbach, the Galaxy Watch 3 will support hand gestures, offer fall detection and Samsung is also going to make it easier to take a screenshot. Weinbach also found the default watch face options said to be available.

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In terms of hand gestures, Weinbach's report says you'll be able to clench your fist and unclench it in order to take a phone call, or shake your hand to reject a call. To take a screenshot, users will be able to press the two side buttons on the Galaxy Watch 3 at the same time - like Apple Watch users can do - rather than having to press the side button and then swipe left at the same time.

Fall detection is available on the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 so it's no surprise to see Samsung want to add it to the Galaxy Watch 3's features. If you were to fall with the Watch 3 on, Weinbach says it would ring for 60 seconds. If you don't respond, it will send a text and a five-second sound recording to your emergency contacts. There is also an option to place an SOS call if you fall.

We're expecting to see the Galaxy Watch 3 officially revealed on 5 August alongside the Note 20 and Fold 2 but in the meantime, you can read all about the other rumours and leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 in our rumour round up feature.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle.