Samsung Gear S4 to have a bigger battery than previous models

Samsung Gear S4 to have a bigger battery than previous models
As the official reveal of the Samsung Gear S4 (a.k.a Galaxy Watch) inches closer, more an more leaks are helping us paint a clearer picture of what to expect from the long-awaited successor to the Gear S3.

We recently learned that the Gear S4 may be released in August, alongside the Galaxy Note 9, and may be available in two sizes at launch, much like the Apple Watch, but a new tidbit of information, courtesy of serial leakster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), sheds some light on the battery that will allegedly be powering the upcoming smartwatch.

According to a recent post by Ice Universe on Chinese blogging site Weibo, the Gear S4 (or Galaxy Watch, or whatever it ends up being called) will feature a 470mAh battery, which, if true, is a healthy bump up from the batteries found in the Gear S3 and the Gear Sport (which had 380mAh and 300mAh capacities, respectively).


Considering how well the Gear S3 and Gear Sport handled their batteries, each managing to last an average of two days on a single charge, the Gear S4 could be a beast when it comes to battery life. Of course, it may also feature more bells and whistles than its predecessors, which will surely drain the battery quicker, but we'll have to wait and see. And it seems like there's not a lot of waiting left, as the latest reports from Korea pin the Gear S4 for a launch in early August.


source: Ice Universe via SamMobile

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17 Comments

1. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

My Gear S3 Frontier already lasts me easily 3 days, this will be ground breaking. They'll definitely outsell other "smart" watches that last like 6 hours and don't have a competent virtual assistant.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Other "smart" watch that only last 6 hours without always-on screen and 4G connection?

13. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

If your watch is always dead, what use is the 4g?

2. Foxgabanna

Posts: 598; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

The general public will overlook this and get an Apple Watch because it’s cute.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Cute battery life?

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4216; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Adorable battery life...

6. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Iwatch is ugly

11. apple-rulz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Most Samsung fans won’t get the S4, just like they didn’t want the original Gear, Gear S2, or Gear S3, because the Gear watches simply aren’t compelling enough. Don’t blame the Apple Watch for the Gear being undesirable, doing so makes you look like a desperate idiot.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nobody blames that Apple watch, because it's less compelling (and functional) than the Gear S line.

5. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Anyone could help me in this regard does Samsung watches good 4 fitness like Garmin n Fitbit or just smart watch in general but not very liable in fitness

7. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

The best smartwatch with the best OS and battery life on the market

8. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's good news, but what I really want is the blood pressure sensor that's rumored.

10. gamehead unregistered

Shocker

12. talon95

Posts: 999; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Should last a full 5 days instead of 4 with that, when AOD is off. Although if the new processor is more power efficient it could hit up to 6 days.

14. R3DgRu

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Sounds good. I will probably buy this if there won't be any bad surprises. Let's wait and see.

15. kennva1

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2014

I would love to get a gear a and a note 9 product. However, I switched back to an iPhone and Apple watch because of apple music. If apple allowed the gear s to have access to apple music just like the apple watch I would be done with apple. I enjoy leaving my phone in the car when I run and go to the gym.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There are plenty of streaming music services that can be used on the Gear Sx that are as good as or better than Apple Music.

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