Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: Price, Release Date, Specs, News, and Rumors

We could see a bigger watch with a new OS

Samsung’s most recent Galaxy Watch, released in 2020, is rumored to be replaced this year by the Galaxy Watch 4. It will most likely closely resemble the Watch 3 with its circular design, but we expect some changes to the OS, overall size, and battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 44mm Silver Aluminum
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 44mm Silver Aluminum.


When Will the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Be Released?

Samsung is expected to announce all the details on this smartwatch on August 11, 2021, at Samsung Unpacked, the same event introducing devices like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.

A leaker, whose message we can't verify, suggests mass production started in late May.

Here's a leaked teaser video of the watch that we can enjoy for the time being:

Lifewire’s Release Date Estimate

The first Galaxy Watch launched in August 2018 and the most recent iteration in the same month two years later. We expect v4’s launch date to coincide with those. Leaks are pointing to an August 27 release date.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Price Rumors

Estimating a price without official news is just as good as a guess, but one thing we can go off is the Watch 3, which launched at $399. While the Watch 4 could go for more, especially if new features such as blood sugar monitoring are included, we don't think it'll exceed that price point (or, if so, not by much).

Since there will probably be two sizes to pick from, the bigger one will follow the current pricing structure at $30 more than the smaller watch.

A recent leak of the watch's details on Amazon's Canadian website revealed the price of the 44mm Silver Aluminum model as about $350 ($280 USD). The original post has since been taken down, but there's no reason to assume that it's inaccurate.

Galaxy Watch 4 44mm Silver Aluminum
Galaxy Watch 4 44mm Silver Aluminum.

Other options gathered from similar products in the Amazon leak include a $247 USD 40mm watch and $340 USD 42mm Stainless Steel version. There's also this 46mm Black Stainless Steel model for $463.88 ($370 USD):

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic 46mm Black Stainless Steel
Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm Black Stainless Steel.

Pre-Order Information

We’ll know more about when you can pre-order the watch as its release date nears. It'll probably be available for pre-ordering the same day it's announced.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Features

One of the biggest changes said to be coming to the Watch 4 is Wear OS, the same operating system expected in the yet-to-be-released Pixel Watch. All previous Galaxy watches have used Tizen OS, meaning, if true, this would be the first with Google Assistant and Google Pay.

According to that source, it looks like the watch will run a Samsung skin on top of Wear OS. There's a good chance this will happen given recent news of Google and Samsung merging the two operating systems.

Ice Universe's prediction of a 5nm processor would mean the watch could be more powerful and efficient. It isn't clear what this means regarding usability, but some apparent benefits are better battery life and smoother functionality.

According to one leak, the watch has been confirmed to include the following: Water Resistance, Body Composition Analysis, Advanced Sleep, V02 Max, Blood Oxygen Monitoring, and Heart Rate Monitor.

We might also see blood sugar monitoring. This information comes from an early 2021 report from Korea IT News which states:

The technology utilizes an optical sensor and detects blood glucose level without having to draw blood and it is expected to make a great contribution in assisting those with diabetes and normal people with managing their health.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Specs and Hardware

While the new watch will most likely shadow the design of the current version, the size options will presumably be different. Rumors suggest 42mm (or 44mm) and 46mm, a slight bump from the existing watch's 41mm and 45mm options.

The smaller model might include the same capacity battery at 247mAh, though some rumors (and an FCC listing) suggest 240mAh. The bigger watch could also remain unchanged, but according to The Elec, it will come with a 350mAh battery instead of 340mAh. According to that source, Amperex Technology Limited supplies the battery for the smaller version, and Samsung SDI is being used for the bigger model.

An FCC listing for a device numbered SM-R885, likely the LTE version of the watch, mentions wireless charging and "audio playback from internal memory data." This detail seems to point to internal storage for music.

91mobiles obtained official renders of the watch that you can take a look at here:

Evan Blass revealed animated versions of the watch as well:

More rumors and leaks are bound to come, so be sure to bookmark this page for all the latest updates!

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