A recent report suggested that upcoming Samsung Galaxy smartwatches could include Google’s Wear OS operating system in the watches. This is expected to be the Galaxy Watch 4. Now a new leak suggests that we could probably see the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 smartwatches.
According to new tipster information Ice universe, Samsung could launch the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch Active 4 sometime in the second quarter of 2021 alongside Wear OS. This could mean that the two portable devices can be launched in the months of April to June. That schedule, though not confirmed yet, would be pretty early for a new Galaxy Watch model to hit shelves. Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch 3 in August of last year. However, if the leaked new timeline is to be believed, we could see a release months before August 2021.
The leak also suggests that Samsung would skip the Galaxy Watch Active 3 wearable. The South Korean brand last released the Galaxy Watch Active 2 as a dedicated fitness-oriented wearable 2 years ago, and we didn’t see a Watch Active 3 alongside it. Galaxy Watch 3 last year.
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Expected specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
No rumors have circulated about upcoming Samsung devices, except for the presence of Wear OS in wearable devices to replace Tizen OS. It is not yet clear whether Samsung will use Wear OS in its original form or create a new operating system based on Wear OS entirely.
The Galaxy Watch 4 could carry over all the core functions of the Galaxy Watch 3 while adding new features like the ability to control blood sugar. We also got to see a bump in the watch’s internal storage, as well as a new design on the outside to accompany the rumored software change.
Given that Wear OS could power the new watches, it is also unclear whether Samsung’s signature rotating bezel will remain part of the new line. We’ll just have to wait until the official details get closer to the release date to find out more details about the watch.