Samsung Galaxy Watch logo appears, suggests Gear S4 name won't be used
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Back in May, Samsung trademarked the names “Galaxy Watch” and “Galaxy Fit,” a move that suggested the brand’s next generation of wearables may do away with the Gear branding after nearly five years of use. Now, as an added indication of this, the company has also submitted the “Galaxy Watch” logo in South Korea.
As expected, the logo falls in line with most other Samsung ones, making use of the brand’s personalized font and thus not revealing much about the wearable itself. However, if recent information is anything to go by, the device that was previously known as the Gear S4 may ship with a slightly refreshed design and a somewhat larger battery that looks set to be coupled with a more efficient processor, thus resulting in a reasonable jump in battery life. Also, there have been rumors that Samsung’s next smartwatch may make the switch over to Wear OS. However, considering the company continues to push its Tizen operating system through various other products, it seems pretty unlikely at this moment in time, although certainly not impossible.
Following in the footsteps of recent releases, Samsung is expected to offer both a Sport and a Classic variant of the Galaxy Watch, with the latter model set to be available in two sizes upon release. Additionally, the choice between black, gold, and silver is set to be available.
Lastly, in terms of when the new Galaxy Watch will be announced, previous rumors have pointed towards a release at IFA 2018 in Germany later on this summer. Nevertheless, it’s still possible that the wearable will become official in early August alongside the Galaxy Note 9.