Update: Casio officially announced the MTG-B3000 for May 2022. See “G-Shock MTG-B3000 with slim profile and raised 3D back cover.”
The G-Shock MTG-B3000 is expected to be released sometime this year. A new FCC device application for its RF module is now available online, and while most of the photos are protected by a short-term confidentiality request, there is an illustration of the case back cover (fccid.io) that reveals a few details about the watch.
We know that the watch will have Bluetooth smartphone link based on the model name and FCC application, and it will most likely have Tough Solar power and Multi-Band 6 like previous MT-G models. The case back design indicates that the watch has a stainless steel case back like the MTG-B1000, which is a departure from the carbon monocoque structure of the MTG-B2000. This is confirmed by the “ST. STEEL BACK” label on the case back.
Early rumors suggested that the B3000 may follow the trend of smaller watches, and the illustration does look more like the MTG-B1000 than the MTG-B2000. (The MTG-B1000 is slightly smaller but thicker than the MTG-B2000.) Though similar in its case back structure and side shapes, the illustration looks a bit different than the MTG-B1000. The material of the side crown guard looks as if it might extend to the rear and cover the outer edges of the case back, as this piece also appears to make way for the four case back screws. It is hard to tell from the illustration if this is actually a separate piece of material (and what that material is), or if it’s actually like the MTG-B1000 with a backside consisting of a single stainless steel cover. It could be the latter (a single case back piece), as the outer portion of the MTG-B1000 case back cover has similar text labels on it and three similar ringed areas (around the Triple G Resist logo). Though the lugs also look different than the MTG-B1000, this case back design leads us to believe that the watch will have a circular shape like the MTG-B1000, rather than the polygonal shape of the MTG-B2000, but we won’t know for sure until we see more.
There is a label for the module number 5672, but the instruction manual is not available yet. There is also a Triple Resist logo on the case back, which is a signature feature of the MT-G series offering protection from impact, g-force, and vibration. Another unknown is if it is a Carbon Core Guard model like the MTG-B2000, but it looks like it might not be, as CCG models usually have a CCG logo on the case back.
Please keep in mind that this is all speculation at this point, and we can’t be certain that the illustration is a completely accurate representation of the final product.
MTG-B3000 Back Cover Design Versus MTG-B1000 Case Back: