Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 release date, price, features and news
With rumors and leaks accumulating, we are starting to look forward to the release of the Galaxy Watch 4. According to the latest leaks, we will be seeing the new smartwatch by Samsung in August; so if you’re interested in buying one or just curious, here you can find everything we know until now.
Of course, as the Watch 4 isn’t announced yet, we have the info here based on reputable leaks, rumors, and estimations based on experience. As with anything that’s a leak, the closer we get to the release date of the Watch 4, the more probable the info in the leak will be.
And, with that being said, let’s jump straight into what we know and expect for the Galaxy Watch 4!
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Release date
Currently, the latest leak about the Watch 4’s release date points us to the month of August. More specifically, we expect the new Samsung smartwatch to be announced alongside the exciting foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3, and possibly, the Galaxy Watch Active 4.
Of course, we can’t rule out an earlier announcement yet, for example, in July. As you can see, if the most recent leak about the Watch 4 release date is correct, that would mean Samsung is planning one really big Unpacked event with plenty of new products to come our way, so the company might decide to split product announcements.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Price
No major leaks about the Watch 4 price have surfaced as of yet; however, we do know that the Active 4 will most likely be positioned to rival the more affordable Apple Watch SE, while the Watch 4 is expected to be the premium smartwatch Samsung will release this year.
For a premium smartwatch, packed with new features and possibly a slight redesign, we can expect the price to be around $400, of course, depending on the size and case material. The Galaxy Watch 3 with a 41mm case currently boasts a retail price of $429.99, but its price is often slashed by generous Galaxy Watch 3 deals.
We expect pretty much the same situation with Watch 4. We can’t rule out surprises though, so for now, the best is to keep an open mind and wait for a price leak.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Specs and design
On top of that, a Korean news website claimed that the Watch 4 will have a display panel design change, reportedly, to house a bigger battery (although judging by recent leaks, that bigger battery will most likely not happen). But more on battery life later. It is unclear how this ‘panel design change’ will affect the overall look of the Watch 4. At this time, we don’t expect anything drastic.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Features
Samsung's new watch will use Android to replace Tizen.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) February 19, 2021
We’re combining the best of @wearosbygoogle and @SamsungMobile Tizen into a unified wearable platform. Apps will start faster, battery life will be longer and you'll have more choice than ever before, from devices to apps and watch faces. #GoogleIOpic.twitter.com/vj2aYZD81x— Google (@Google) May 18, 2021
Another important thing worth mentioning has also been circulating the internet for a while now. We are talking here about blood glucose monitoring, which we’ve been hearing will come to the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Apple Watch Series 7. Unfortunately though, it seems the blood sugar monitoring won't make it to the Watch 4 or the Series 7 this year.
In terms of features, we would expect to see the usual ECG and heart rate monitors on Watch 4. The Watch 3 features BP monitoring, which needs to be calibrated every month. On top of that, as the best smartwatches do, we expect the Watch 4 to come with a variety of fitness tracking features, customizable watch faces, and more useful and fun capabilities.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Battery life
For reference, the Watch 3 battery is rated at 330mAh (the 45mm one), and the smaller one has a 240mAh battery. We tested the smaller one for our Galaxy Watch 3 review and it managed to give us a decent battery life, although not impressive. It lasted for a day with moderate to heavy usage, and lighter users could go for around two days on a single charge.