(Pocket-lint) - Samsung is expected to denote caller smartwatches earlier the twelvemonth is retired and rumours person been successful afloat swing, giving america an denotation arsenic to what we tin expect from the successors to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3.
We've covered disconnected everything we person heard astir the Galaxy Watch 4 - the Galaxy Watch Active 2's successor - successful a abstracted feature, but present we are looking astatine the much classical exemplary and the Watch 3's successor, which is expected to beryllium called Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.
Release day and price
- 11 August 2021 announcement
- 27 August 2021 availability
- From €470?
The archetypal Samsung Galaxy Watch arrived successful August 2018, followed by the Galaxy Watch 3 successful 2020, with Samsung skipping implicit the Watch 2 name. In betwixt these 2 devices, Samsung released the Galaxy Watch Active successful March 2019, followed by the Galaxy Watch Active 2 successful August 2019.
It's thought Samsung volition simply telephone the adjacent procreation sportier exemplary the Galaxy Watch 4 this year, skipping implicit the Galaxy Watch Active 3 and dropping the Active sanction completely. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic - thought to beryllium the successor to the Galaxy Watch 3 - is said to motorboat alongside the Galaxy Watch 4, which volition beryllium the archetypal clip the 2 smartwatch lines motorboat together.
Samsung has confirmed it volition clasp its adjacent Galaxy Unpacked lawsuit connected 11 August 2021, and the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are expected to beryllium revealed. An on-sale day of 27 August has appeared successful rumours.
In presumption of price, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic volition reportedly commencement betwixt astatine €470 and €500, which astir converts to £400 to £430 successful the UK and betwixt $560 and $590 successful the US. Other rumours person suggested the Watch 4 Classic volition outgo CAD 428 (around £250/$340) for the 42mm exemplary and CAD 464 (around £270/$370) for the 46mm exemplary though, truthful it mightiness beryllium cheaper than archetypal expected.
- Rotating bezel
- Three sizes - 42, 44, 46mm
- Two colours - Silver, Black
There person been respective leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, including what look to beryllium authoritative property images, and a video showing the smartwatch disconnected from each angles, leaving precise small near to the imagination.
The Watch 4 Classic shares a akin plan DNA to the Galaxy Watch 3, including the rotating bezel that fans person travel to cognize and emotion - though it does look to beryllium slimmer connected the caller model.
There look to beryllium 2 lawsuit colour options - metallic and achromatic - with the metallic exemplary coming with a achromatic oregon grey silicone strap and buckle fastening and the achromatic exemplary coming with a achromatic strap. Three lawsuit sizes person been claimed for the Watch 4 Classic, with 42mm, 44mm and 46mm options.
The 42mm exemplary is said to person a 1.19-inch display, portion the 46mm exemplary is said to person a 1.36-inch display. Nothing has been claimed for the 44mm exemplary arsenic yet.
The casing connected the Watch 4 Classic has a quadrate borderline and it looks similar the relation buttons connected the close of the lawsuit are larger and wider than the Galaxy Watch 3.
Other plan details are said to see h2o resistance, MIL-STD 810G durability and Gorilla Glass 4 for show protection.
Hardware and features
- 5nm chip
- Heart complaint monitoring, built-in GPS
- Blood glucose monitoring?
There haven't been a immense fig of rumours relating to the hardware and specifications wrong the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 arsenic yet, though a bosom complaint show is expected, on with modular features for Samsung smartwatches, specified arsenic built-in GPS.
For now, it is not known what chipset volition beryllium nether the hood of the Galaxy Watch 4 - though a rumour did suggest we mightiness spot a 5nm spot - nor what the artillery capableness volition beryllium like. Given the Galaxy Watch 3 delivered bully things successful these departments, we person precocious expectations for its successor, particularly successful presumption of artillery life.
Features are expected to see humor oxygen monitoring, VO2 Max, precocious slumber tracking and assemblage creation analysis.
In presumption of different sensors, determination has been immoderate speech of non-invasive humor glucose monitoring connected the Watch 4 Classic. This would marque it the archetypal smartwatch to bash so, and correspond a large landmark for the industry.
It comes aft a report from CNET regarding Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology, which has developed a method called "Raman spectroscopy" that leverages lasers to way glucose levels with capable accuracy to assistance users debar pricking their fingers.
As we say, specified a determination would beryllium a existent gamechanger successful the space, but we're not needfully sold connected it debuting this year, contempt advancement surely suggesting the fabled, non-invasive tracking is person than ever.
Software and features
- One UI Watch unveiled
- Leaked promo clip shows disconnected ticker faces
- Google apps and services acceptable to beryllium integrated
It's present beauteous overmuch confirmed that Samsung's adjacent smartwatches volition beryllium the archetypal to tally connected the caller and improved Wear OS 3, which has been boosted by the collaborative effort betwixt Google and Samsung, One Watch UI.
The level was archetypal announced by Google astatine Google I/O successful May, though Samsung offered immoderate much details connected what we could expect during a virtual lawsuit astatine the extremity of June by previewing the bundle connected stage.
You tin work much astir the One UI Watch level successful our abstracted story, but immoderate of the things users tin expect is amended autochthonal enactment for Google apps, wider eSIM support, seamless enactment with the Google Play Store, parity betwixt the settings paper connected your ticker and your telephone and much breathtaking ticker faces too.
With the leaked clip, included below, showing disconnected immoderate bundle elements destined for the Classic model, too, we present person a precise bully thought of what to expect connected the bundle front.
And the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic... pic.twitter.com/Hc4bC2Lhrj— SamMobile (@SamMobiles) July 27, 2021
In the 40-second video, we tin spot a fig of antithetic traditional-looking ticker faces, a bubble-grid of apps and services, including Bixby, Google Maps, Google Play, and adjacent fittingness and wellness tracking metrics similar assemblage composition, steps and sleep.
Since this is astir surely authoritative promo worldly for the watch, it besides beauteous overmuch ties up the question implicit whether the upcoming Samsung watches volition tally Wear OS 3.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 rumours: What's happened truthful far?
Here is everything we person heard truthful acold astir the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.
29 July 2021: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic ticker faces leak
A video - which appears to beryllium portion of an authoritative Samsung promo for the Classic exemplary - has been leaked by SamMobile. The clip shows assorted ticker faces, including integration with Google's services and fittingness tracking elements.
21 July 2021: Samsung confirms adjacent Galaxy Unpacked event
Samsung sent retired invites for its adjacent Galaxy Unpacked lawsuit connected 11 August. The Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are expected, alongside Samsung's caller foldable smartphones.
15 July 2021: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic specs and terms elaborate connected Amazon
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Watch 4 were briefly listed connected Amazon Canada, revealing immoderate missing specifications, prices and the merchandise date.
12 July 2021: 11 August Samsung Galaxy Unpacked to beryllium packed with launches, spot them here
Evan Blass posted a fig of abbreviated videos connected his Twitter relationship to contiguous what helium claims volition beryllium announced connected 11 August. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic was included arsenic 1 of the videos and it's shown disconnected from aggregate angles and successful assorted colours.July 10, 2021
6 July 2021: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic revealed from each angle
Evan Blass posted respective abbreviated videos to his Twitter channel, revealing the Galaxy Watch 4 from each angle.
5 July 2021: Samsung Galaxy 4 prices leak
A wide scope of prices for the 2 expected Samsung smartwatches surfaced successful a report, indicating that the Classic exemplary won't travel cheap.
5 July 2021: Samsung officially confirms the day of Galaxy Unpacked 2021
Samsung confirmed the date for its Galaxy Unpacked lawsuit to a Korean quality outlet, with claims saying it volition instrumentality spot connected 11 August.
1 July 2021: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic leaked images surface
What appears to beryllium official property images person leaked, giving america a precise wide look astatine the design, sanction and UI of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Classic.
30 June 2021: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 could instrumentality spot connected 11 August
Some renders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 had 11 August arsenic a day connected the display, suggesting Unpacked could instrumentality spot then.
28 June 2021: Samsung officially teases adjacent Galaxy Watch, launching "this summer"
Samsung held a virtual MWC lawsuit astatine the extremity of June, wherever it not lone revealed much details surrounding its One UI Watch level that it has created successful concern with Google, but it besides officially teased its adjacent Galaxy Watches.
11 June 2021: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 with Wear OS could beryllium revealed connected 28 June
Samsung has a virtual lawsuit called "Galaxy Ecosystem/New Watch Experience/Mobile Security" scheduled for Monday 28 June, starting astatine 19:15 CEST. Following the announcement of the caller WearOS, this lawsuit could spot a caller ticker appear, but thing is confirmed arsenic yet.
18 May 2021: Google redesigns Wear OS with Samsung and Fitbit
Google announced redesigned Wear OS successful collaboration with Samsung and Fitbit.
6 March 2021: Q2 merchandise day suggested by leaker
Renowned leaker Ice Universe delivers a succinct hint via Twitter astatine erstwhile the adjacent Samsung wearables volition launch, indicating that some the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 volition motorboat successful Q2 2021.
19 February 2021: Leaker hints astatine Wear OS replacing Tizen
The oft-rumoured power from Tizen to Wear OS is suggested by reliable tipster Ice Universe via Twitter, suggesting that Samsung's caller ticker volition driblet its ain OS for "Android".
19 February 2021: Model names for 2 smartwatches appear
As reported by Galaxy Club, Samsung is processing 2 watches for merchandise successful 2021 - with the exemplary numbers being SM-R86x and SM-R87x.
25 January 2021: Blood glucose monitoring whitethorn debut
Korean outlet ET News suggests that Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 volition beryllium the archetypal to diagnostic non-invasive humor glucose tracking.
Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 6 July 2021.