Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: what to expect from the launch with Wear OS? | gadgets

THE Samsung should introduce its new generation of smart watches soon. Currently known as Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, the pair is expected to reach consumers with the new wear OS Google and the interface One UI Watch. Wearables can still bring pulse oximeter, more storage and other new things. The launch is expected to take place in August 2021.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (Image: Playback/Amazon Canada)

Wear OS with One UI Watch interface

The new Wear OS was introduced in May, during Google I/O 2021, and the operating system is one of the most anticipated new features in the new smartwatches. In addition to focusing on battery power, the software will also unify features from Google, Tizen and Fitbit to provide an improved user experience, especially when it comes to health and well-being.

But this isn’t the only news that watches should receive when it comes to software: the following month, Samsung announced the One UI Watch at MWC 2021. The platform promises to make devices in the Galaxy ecosystem even more integrated. The interface also brings a look that resembles the One UI of the brand’s cell phones and tablets.

Samsung introduced One UI Watch at MWC 2021

Samsung introduced One UI Watch at MWC 2021 (Image: Playback/Samsung)

Galaxy Watch 4 Classic must bring swivel crown

The new generation tends to be split into two models. The first, known only as “Galaxy Watch 4”, would look like the Galaxy Watch Active 2. This means that this option tends to bring a slightly more compact look, unlike the Galaxy Watch 3, for example, which has a rotating crown .

The conventional model is quoted to hit stores in 40 mm and 44 mm editions. In July, the watch appeared with bracelets in various color options: white, gray, black, light pink and dark green. Days later, the wearable also showed up on an Amazon Canada page with an aluminum body.

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic would be closer to last year’s model. The watch tends to keep the rotating crown and is marketed in three sizes: 42mm, 44mm and 46mm. The colors would be white, gray and black. The gadget is expected to have options with an aluminum and stainless steel body.

The pair would still have some similar features, such as water resistance (5 ATM) and military MIL-STD-810G certification; Gorilla Glass DX+ protection would also be a common thread. Meanwhile, the Classic aluminum option would come with Gorilla Glass DX glass.

Supposed Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (Image: Playback/Android Headlines)

Supposed Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (Image: Playback/Android Headlines)

Pulse oximeter, exercise monitoring and more

There aren’t many details about the features of the new watches yet. But the listing on Amazon gave some clues, like sensors to measure blood oxygen level and heart rate, in order to track physical activity. The features are already present in the current generation.

Samsung may still retain some functions from previous models, such as tools for monitoring blood pressure and for taking electrocardiograms, for example. Bixby Virtual Assistant and Samsung Pay also tend to stay.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 can have multiple color options (Image: Playback/91mobiles)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 can have multiple color options (Image: Playback/91mobiles)

Datasheet improvements and more storage

Samsung should increase the data sheets of its next watches. According to the SamMobile, the duo is quoted to bring the Exynos W920 processor inside. If the rumors are confirmed, the chip will succeed the Exynos 9110 used in previous generations, such as the first Galaxy Watch Active, Watch Active 2 and Watch 3.

The component’s CPU tends to be 1.25x faster than the Exynos 9110, while the graphics can get 8.8x better. In addition, the duo’s RAM memory can be 1.5 GB, while the storage can rise to 16 GB, according to the specialized website. The Galaxy Watch 3, it’s worth remembering, has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of space.

Watches must also come out of the box with NFC. GPS is another expected feature. The specification list would be complete with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 appears in Canadian Amazon catalog ahead of time (Image: Reproduction/Technoblog)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 appears in Canadian Amazon catalog ahead of time (Image: Reproduction/Technoblog)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Release Date

Samsung has scheduled an event for August 11, 2021. Samsung is expected to present the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic at the conference known as Galaxy Unpacked. The South Korean brand is also expected to present the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 folding cell phones on the occasion.

Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic pricing

The two watches made their appearance on Amazon’s website in mid-July. The conventional 40mm model with an aluminum body was in the catalog for C$309.85 (about R$1,260 in direct conversion). The 46mm Classic model with stainless steel body was found for 471.14 Canadian dollars (R$1,920).

There is still no forecast date and price for the launch of the watches in Brazil. But the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic were approved by Anatel at the end of May.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 arrived in Brazil in September 2020 for R$ 2,799, with 41 mm, and for R$ 2,999, with 45 mm. Both options have 4G connectivity.

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