Samsung Gear S4 and Galaxy Tab S4 won't launch alongside the Galaxy Note 9 after all

Samsung Gear S4 and Galaxy Tab S4 won't launch alongside the Galaxy Note 9 after all
Turns out those of you wanting to get your hands on the Galaxy Tab S4 or the new Gear S4 may have to wait a little bit longer according to new information.

Contradicting previous rumors of an early August release alongside the Galaxy Note 9, it now appears neither Samsung’s new tablet or its upcoming smartwatch will make an appearance at the New York event. Instead, the South Korean giant will choose to announce them at a later date, likely coinciding with IFA 2018, although this is yet to be confirmed. Nevertheless, if the brand does choose to do this, it wouldn’t be too surprising. After all, Samsung has previously used the event to unveil past Gear-branded smartwatches.

In terms of what the two products will offer, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Tab S4 tablet is expected to make the switch over to a large 10.5-inch display that will boast reduced bezels. Because of this, the physical home button also looks set to disappear in favor of a new on-screen one. Also, on the inside, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is expected to be present along with 4GB of RAM. When it comes to the Gear S4, though, not much is known about the smartwatch other than the fact that it will once again ship with Tizen on board and boast a larger battery.

Now, on the topic of availability, Samsung’s next tablet is currently expected to be offered in both Black and Grey colors, while the Gear S4 will come in Black, Silver, and Gold. However, it’s worth pointing out that the Black Gear S4 color will be reserved for the sportier Frontier model, while the Classic offering will be available in the latter two. Also, the Gear S4 is expected to be made available in two sizes.

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8 Comments

1. Klinton

Posts: 1407; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

No matter that Samsung make the best smartwatches, or that Apple sell most,- this smartwatch concept is totally wrong in general. The future is the wrist bands form,. with many useful but simple features (not only sport trackers). Nice and slim. Like a jewelry bracelet. And lower price- around $100 for the best ones. The real wrist watch form, is for real traditional watches . Some ppl could carry both, at the same time.

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 1786; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Help me out-if the Gear is the best smart watch, and the potential audience of Gear buyers is much, much larger than the audience of potential Apple Watch buyers, why doesn’t the Gear outsell, or even come close, to the sales of the Apple Watch? I’m asking seriously, because if the Gear is the best smart watch, and it’s average price is cheaper than the Apple Watch, I’m not understanding why more people aren’t buying the Gear.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 3649; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Because marketing tells people that an iPhone is a status symbol and the gear doesn't work great with an iPhone. Without a doubt the design and the UI is much better on the gear watches. So much so that apple abandoned their weird honeycomb UI in favor of a doc of apps like the gear has since inception.

4. apple-rulz

Posts: 1786; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You didn’t answer my question, then again maybe I didn’t ask correctly-Why aren’t more Samsung phone users (yes the Gear also works with a good number of non-Samsung android phones, but to keep it simple we’ll stick to just Samsung) buying the Gear? There are a whole lot more Samsung phones out in the world that are compatible with the Gear, than there are iPhones that are compatible with the Apple Watch. If the Gear really is such a good watch, why aren’t more people buying it? Forget Apple and their marketing, just help me to understand why what is alleged to be the best smart watch, not selling in any meaningful numbers? Why don’t Samsung users want the Gear?

5. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1067; Member since: May 01, 2017

He did answer your question but you're just a stupid troll who's too stupid to comprehend anything he wrote. You're just looking to start a fanboy argument.

7. apple-rulz

Posts: 1786; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

So then you explain it then, instead of being nasty. Or is the reason you’re being nasty is because you can’t explain it?

6. Klinton

Posts: 1407; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

OK I'll also answer you. Because, the non-apple fanatics don't see the smartwatches as a must-buy device./for the logo/

8. apple-rulz

Posts: 1786; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

So then the Gear isn’t the best smart watch, because it doesn’t have smarts, nor logo/status going for it. The Gear simply has zero compelling reasons to buy it, now am I understanding?

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