This is what the Samsung Galaxy Watch (Gear S4) could look like

This is what the Samsung Galaxy Watch (Gear S4) could look like
The Samsung Gear S4, or Galaxy Watch, as we’ve learned it will be called, is one of the most exciting and eagerly-awaited wearables reveals of the year. Amidst the rumors that Google is working on its own smartwatch carrying the Pixel brand, and with the Apple Watch Series 4 looming on the horizon, Samsung is expected to release something truly special in the form of the Galaxy Watch.

And no wonder there is such excitement surrounding Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch. Rumors from reliable sources over the past months have outlined many of the expected new features and improvements that are reportedly coming to the Samsung Galaxy Watch. But what leaks and tipsters have been mum about is the design of the device.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is expected to come in two sizes, and much like the Gear S3 and S2 before it, to be available in two models – a “Classic” version and a sporty variant in the vein of the Gear S3 Frontier.

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The Galaxy Watch just went through the FCC, revealing the official name and model numbers of the wearable. What’s more interesting, however, is that the FCC documentation reveals the dimensions of the watch (or at least one of the models that will be available), and maybe even offers a very early glimpse at the design of the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

First thing’s first – dimensions. According to the FCC documentation, the Galaxy Watch will have a 1.2-inch display, which is actually a hair smaller than the screens found on the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier, and the exact same size as the ones on the Gear S2 models and the Gear Sport.

As far as dimensions go, the case of the Samsung Galaxy Watch is expected to measure in at 51.2mm x 43.4mm, which would make it somewhat bigger than the Gear S3 Classic.

This is what the Samsung Galaxy Watch (Gear S4) could look like

Dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Watch based on recent FCC listing

Furthermore, the FCC listing reveals what could be our first look at the design — or at least the general shape — of the Galaxy Watch. Curiously, the shape of the Galaxy Watch seems reminiscent of that of the Gear S2, rather than the S3 or Sport, with much shorter lugs. Of course, we don’t know which model is depicted, whether it is the Sport or Classic version, and the FCC documentation may not be 100 percent accurate in this regard (for obvious reasons).

Still, the shorter lugs and what looks like snap-on bands could be some of the changes coming to the Samsung Galaxy Watch, design-wise at least. The Gear S2 used bands that snapped onto place with a latch mechanism, but the Gear S3 and Sport moved away from this and instead used a traditional pin-based design that made the watches compatible with pretty much any ol’ watch band or strap that would fit.

This is what the Samsung Galaxy Watch (Gear S4) could look like

Samsung Galaxy Watch design concept

We can’t be sure whether Samsung will, indeed, move to a proprietary design for one or both Galaxy Watch models, but if the FCC documentation is to be believed, this could be the case.

The image in the listing doesn’t provide any details about the sensors that will be embedded in the back of the device, but we are expecting an improved heart rate monitor and possibly even a blood pressure monitor.

Aside from this, we still don’t know a lot about the front of the Samsung Galaxy Watch, but going from the recent FCC listing, we decided to make some design renders, showing what the upcoming smartwatch could look like, at least shape-wise. But having said that, there's not a lot of waiting left until we see the Galaxy Watch for ourselves, as it is expected to make a debut at IFA this year.

Disclaimer: The images featured in this material have been made by PhoneArena and are based on preliminary information about the respective device(s), such as, but not limited to, factory CAD blueprints and live photos of the device(s), or accessories thereof. As such, the images found herein may not be fully representative of the final design of the device(s).

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19 Comments

1. Firenze91

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Looks good

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6275; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It's round and useable with standard bands, so it's off to a good start already. Not a samsung fan, but if the renders are accurate it will be a nice looking watch nonetheless.

2. Lukino

Posts: 31; Member since: May 04, 2018

I really like the design of moto 360 gen. 1. Beautiful watch.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 3661; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Ya that flat tire was as iconic as a modern day notch

18. Nostromo79

Posts: 164; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

After I bought a Gear S3 Frontier I, foolishly, left my Moto 360 Gen Dos on its charger and forgot about it for a month. Now, what displays is a half-screen of digital gibberish. While I was using the Gen II it was useful enough yet it prompted me to expect more from a smartwatch hence my buying the LTE-enabled Frontier. Over the past thirteen months the Frontier has proven itself to be invaluable for its utility.

3. piyath

Posts: 2443; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Boooringgggg...!!!

4. talon95

Posts: 971; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

A circle has the same x and y dimensions. It would be impossible for it to be 51mm wide and 43mm tall. (unless the buttons now stick 8mm out the side) So those numbers aren't real.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 3661; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Why you gotta be all mathy... Lol, good catch!

10. Clars123

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

You do realise this is accounting for the points on either side where the straps attach?

12. cmdacos

Posts: 3661; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You do realize the image has been edited since the original post? Was 51mm wide and 43mm high... Even still the ratio makes no sense.

16. talon95

Posts: 971; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Yeah they fixed it, but the ratio is still wrong, it only looks maybe 5mm taller than wide.

5. surethom

Posts: 1540; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Depends on the Thickness, we need thinner smartwatches with Heart rate monitor.

8. .KRATOS.

Posts: 434; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I dont know Garmin or this

9. geordie8t1

Posts: 223; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Need a bigger screen then 1.2" especially given those sizes for the watch

19. Nostromo79

Posts: 164; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

Yes. Seeing that size being reported was, for me, a bit of a letdown. That being stated, if Samsung were to bundle a Galaxy Watch with the Note9 (while pre-ordering in a short window) and include a consideration as to bundle-pricing I'd be in favor of that.

11. Feanor

Posts: 1269; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I have a TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 with screen size of 1.39" and a Huawei Watch 2 with screen size of 1.2". I must say the 1.2" size is borderline usable and suitable only for women, who would prefer watches smaller than 41mm. For men, I think 1.2" it is a bit limiting.

20. Nostromo79

Posts: 164; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

That, meaning your concern for the screen's size, was my very first thought. Then, as I stated above, if the watch and Note9 were to be bundled at an attractive price that could assuage many of my concerns.

14. MedicID

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 20, 2018

HaHa (for note)-this is not real photo!!! this render galaxy gear 3 classic + silver besell from frontier -if you have question, follow me on inSta @goncharenoa

15. gigicoaste

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

why would to change the perfection? to me, the gear s3 frontier it's the best smartwatch when it comes about design, hardware and OS. If the Galaxy watch will have similar design but improved functionality and hardware, would be great. However, I don't plan to change my Frontier, works great and does everything I need from a smartwatch.

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