The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic switches from TizenOS to Google’s WearOS counterpart
Samsung is widely tipped to launch a new Galaxy Watch model in August, called the Galaxy Watch 4. The next-generation model will be the first since Samsung confirmed plans to ditch its custom-designed TizenOS and switch to it. Google-made Wear OS. The latter, which is based on Android, allows Samsung-branded wearables to work seamlessly with smartphones from a wide range of manufacturers.
The move could also lead to an influx of new form factor applications, as third-party developers no longer have to build new software from scratch for Wear OS and TizenOS gadgets. A single app works with smartwatches from Motorola, Fitbit, Google and Samsung.
But while there’s plenty to get excited about around the upcoming Galaxy Watch’s software, little was known about the hardware. Until now, yes.
Yes, the latest leak has provided the best look at the as yet unannounced hardware so far. According to the source speaking with Android Headlines, the model shown in the leaked images will be branded as Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. As the name suggests, this smartwatch has a design that harks back to analog watches.
The Watch 4 Classic retains the rotating bezel that has become one of the main calling cards of the Galaxy Watch range. This allows you to scroll through menus and notifications without greasy fingerprints on the touchscreen, which is very handy.
The Galaxy Watch 4 will reportedly be available in both silver and black finishes
To help navigate Wear OS are two large buttons on the right side of the watch, which also make it look more like a conventional watch.
The accompanying report, which first appeared on Samsung-centric blog SamMobile, claims that the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will arrive in three sizes: 42mm, 44mm and 46mm. All three sizes are offered in stainless steel or aluminum. Presumably, the latter will be a more affordable option.
As always, any standard 20mm watch band will work with the design, allowing you to breathe new life into any old bands you may have.
While these new models come with an included strap, they will also work with any 20mm strap
In addition to the rotating bezel, Samsung has added two buttons for additional navigation
There’s no word on pricing yet, but we expect the Galaxy Watch 4 to hit the same price as its predecessor.
That means you can get your hands on a smartwatch for around £349, with the optional 4G connectivity and larger screen sizes adding to the cost. With the Galaxy Watch 3, the 45mm 4G compatible model came in at around £409, so hopefully prices won’t top that ceiling this time around either.
Samsung is tipped to hold its next Unpacked hardware event on August 11, 2021. As always, Express.co.uk will be in the crowd – virtual or physical, depending on the latest guidelines – and will give you the latest news and opinions. bring to launch.
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