Galaxy Watch 4: what we know about upcoming Samsung smartwatches

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Samsung is rumored to announce two new smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 4 e il Watch 4 Classic, during its Unpacked event on August 11th. These will be the first smartwatches to run the new operating system from Google and Samsung and, if the leaked images and specs are accurate, they could be the most interesting Android smartwatches in recent years. Here you are everything we know about the upcoming Galaxy Watch 4.

Galaxy Watch 4: everything we know about Samsung’s upcoming smartwatches

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From what we have seen, the Galaxy Watch 4 will be available in colors white, gray, rose gold and black (white or black for Watch 4 Classic). It features an interchangeable strap and two side buttons. Interestingly, the Watch 4 Classic also packs a bezel on the display for additional controls.

As reported by WinFuture, Samsung will sell the Galaxy Watch 4 in sizes from 40 mm e 44 mm, while Watch 4 Classic will come in size 42 mm e 46 mm. However, both will feature the same 1.19-inch or 1.36-inch (450 × 450 pixel) displays: the Watch 4 Classic is a bit larger due to the bezel. We then expect Samsung to use glass Gorilla Glass DX+ for screens. Both smartwatches should have one water resistance of 5ATM, in addition to a MIL-STD 810G durability certification.

While we don’t know much about the new operating system, we do know it’s too demanding to run on existing Android smartwatches. A new generation of processors is required for the new “Wear OS”, which is why Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 will likely run on a chipset Exynos W920. It is reportedly 1.25x faster than the Galaxy Watch 3 processor and offers 8x better graphics performance.

Memory and autonomy

But not only. Galaxy Watch 4 will have 1.5 GB in RAM memory (0.5 GB more than the predecessor) and 16 GB of built-in storage. Comparing these specs to any Wear OS device released in 2020 or 2021, there is no competition at all.

It then appears that Samsung will use a battery from 247 mAh for the smaller version of Watch 4. The larger model, on the other hand, should include a cell from 361 mAh. This could provide up to a week of battery life – it sounds a little too good to be true, but it’s possible.

As far as features are concerned, the Watch 4 doesn’t look much different from its predecessors. As ReviewGeek explains, it has a pulse oximeter, heart rate sensor, sleep sensors, and everything you’d expect from a smartwatch. But a leak from Max Weinbach claims the Galaxy Watch 4 may contain a BIA sensor to compare body fat and muscle mass in real time.

For all the other useful features hidden behind the new operating system we will have to wait for theAugust 11, for the Samsung event. Obviously all these leaks are to be taken with pliers, as leaked advances something may not be truthful. But the premises are really good.