The hotly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is likely to adopt a slightly different design than its well-received predecessor, the Galaxy Watch 3.
Renowned leaker Ice Universe tweeted that Samsung may be planning to replace its Tizen operating system with Google Wear OS for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 smartwatches. According to new reports, these wearable are expected to be launched in Q2 2021.
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— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) February 19, 2021
In March, Android Police’s Max Weinbach discovered references to the company’s upcoming TWS dubbed the Galaxy Buds 2 in the latest version of the Galaxy Wearable application. He also found few details about upcoming Galaxy Watches, which he shared on Twitter, Sammobile reported.
Max revealed that the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch Active 4 bear codenames Fresh and Wise respectively. The Galaxy Watch 4 will be up for grabs in two sizes including 41mm, and 45mm.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to use different batteries
Rather than drawing inspiration from its precursor, the Galaxy Watch 4 will feature a different design, according to The Elec. The outlet revealed that the South Korean tech giant is likely to use batteries made by Samsung SDI and Chinese lithium-ion batteries maker ATI (Amperex Technology Limited).
The 41mm variant will be drawing its juices from a 240mAh battery and the 45mm model will be backed by a 350mAh cell.
The 41mm version of the Galaxy Watch 3, on the other hand, comes with a 247mAh battery, and the 45mm model boasts a 340mAh cell.
Samsung SDI and ATL will reportedly supply batteries for the Galaxy Watch 4. Samsung removed ATL from the supply chain back in 2017 after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.
The tech behemoth resumed relation with the Chinese battery maker in 2019. ATL has provided batteries for various accessories, wearables, and even the Galaxy S21 series.
In a bid to save on cost, Samsung plans to use ATL-made batteries only for the 41mm Watch 4 model. The report also coincides with earlier speculations suggesting that the watch will replace Tizen with Google’s Wear OS and will have a blood glucose measurement tool.
Galaxy Watch 4 release date
In August last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch series and the Galaxy Note 20 series. The much-awaited Galaxy Watch 3 successor is expected to be announced during the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s Unpacked event. The event is slated to take place in July.
Ice Universe made a more optimistic speculation. The tipster suggests that Samsung’s upcoming wearable device will be announced in the second quarter. Since the watch got the green light from Safety Korea recently, this possibility can’t be ignored.
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— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) March 6, 2021
It will be interesting to see whether Samsung will launched the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch Active 4 at the same time. Just behind Huawei and Apple, Samsung is the third-largest smartwatch vendor, according to Counterpoint Research.