Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 is more of the same, leak suggests

by Jeremy

Just over a day ago, Google made a huge announcement that could potentially change the wearable industry in a major fashion – the merger of Wear OS with Samsung’s Tizen to create a unified platform. The Korean electronics giant has also confirmed that it is embracing the new (and improved) avatar of Wear OS for its future smartwatches, including the upcoming Galaxy Watch Active Four series. Now, a pair of fresh leaks claims to shed some light on what Samsung’s next smartwatch will be all about.Samsung

The new OS after Wear OS integrates Tizen OS

— Ice uniUniverseUniverseIce) May 19, 2021

As per leakster Ice Universe, the Galaxy Watch Active 4 will flaunt slimmer bezels than its predecessor, while the front glass is now flat instead of going for the slightly curved 2.5D design. It is unclear if the bezels will be capacitive – just like the Galaxy Watch Active 2 – or if it will go with a physical rotating bezel akin to the Galaxy Watch 3. If the rumors are anything to go by, the Galaxy Watch 4 series will break cover at the next Unpacked event scheduled for July or August, alongside new foldable phones from Samsung.

An all-new Wear OS experience and two sizes – 40mm & 44mm.

At its heart will be a 5nm process. However, whether it will be a Qualcomm SoC or a custom in-house Exynos chip is unclear. Tipster Roland Quandt adds that the Galaxy Watch Active 4 will be offered in two models – Aluminum and Stainless Steel, with the latter being the more premium (read: expensive) variant. As for the size, the sporty smartwatch will reportedly hit the shelves in 40mm and 44mm models.

One model Aluminum, 1 model stainless steel.

— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 19, 2021

On the software side, we will see the new iteration of Wear OS that brings a major design facelift and many new capabilities. Regarding health and wellness capabilities, we can expect features such as ECG, blood pressure monitoring, and oxygen saturation measurement. Still, Samsung’s non-invasive blood glucose monitoring technology likely won’t appear on the Galaxy Watch Active 4.

Nadeem Sarwar

I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years now, having worked with names such as NDTV and Beebom in the past. Aside from covering the latest news, I’ve reviewed my fair share of devices ranging from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I have also interviewed tech execs and appeared as a host in YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets.

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