Update, June 25 (3:00 p.m. ET): This is actually said to be the Galaxy Watch 4, not the active model
What you need to know
- The first CAD-based renders of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Watch Active 4 have surfaced.
- It is expected to be unveiled at Samsung's MWC event on June 28.
- The smartwatch is tipped to be offered in four color options at launch: Black, Silver, Gold, and Green.
Samsung is expected to "reimagine smartwatches" at its MWC event next week — the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Active. Just days before the event, popular leaker @OnLeaks has joined hands with GizNext to share the first CAD-based renders of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 successor.
The leaked renders reveal a sleeker design than Samsung's current smartwatches, with redesigned buttons and new band fasteners. While it looks like the Galaxy Watch Active 4 will retain the circular dial of its predecessor, it may not include a physical rotating bezel.
According to @OnLeaks, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 successor will use an aluminum frame and come in 40mm and 44mm sizes. As for color options, the Galaxy Watch Active 4 will apparently be available in Black, Green, Gold, and Silver variants at launch. It is worth noting, however, that the shades depicted in the renders above may not be completely accurate.
Both the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 are rumored to be powered by a 5nm Exynos chipset with significantly improved performance over the 10nm Exynos 9110 chipset that powers Samsung's best Android smartwatches. They are also expected to feature a flat 2D glass panel with slimmer bezels. On the software side of things, the Galaxy Watch 4 series will run Google's Wear OS instead of Tizen.
Update, June 25 (3:00 p.m. ET) ― There has apparently been a mixup
It seems that the device we're looking at is the Galaxy Watch 4 and not the Active 4 model, according to both 91mobiles and @Onleaks.
Seems like I made a little mistake regarding my #Samsung #GalaxyWatchActive4 which, according to my friends over @91mobiles is in fact the #GalaxyWatch4… Sorry…😅 https://t.co/NdK1PVQVP7Seems like I made a little mistake regarding my #Samsung #GalaxyWatchActive4 which, according to my friends over @91mobiles is in fact the #GalaxyWatch4… Sorry…😅 https://t.co/NdK1PVQVP7— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) June 25, 2021June 25, 2021
This comes as new renders of the Galaxy Watch 4 emerge, which you can see here.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 is packed with a ton of reliable health tracking features — including ECG and blood pressure monitoring. The smartwatch also impresses with a vibrant AMOLED display and up to 3 days of battery life.
Oh no... those watch straps look like they could be proprietary.
Looks sleek. Gapless band looks nice but better not be proprietary. That said, my Active 2 still doesn't have all of the advertised features enabled so this is a hot hard pass. I'll keep rocking my old one until it dies.
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