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Galaxy Watch 4 battery life could blow every other Wear OS watch out of the water

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Amazon Leak
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Amazon Leak (Image credit: Amazon Canada)

What you need to know

  • The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 could have impressive battery life.
  • The smartwatch is said to feature roughly the same battery capacity as its predecessor.
  • Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy Watch 4 at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event.

Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked is just over a week away, and we continue to gain more information about its upcoming devices. The latest tidbit claims that the Galaxy Watch 4 will feature fairly impressive battery life, clocking in at up to a week.

Shortly after live images of the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic were leaked online, WinFuture provided a rundown of specifications that are expected for the upcoming smartwatch, saying that the battery life "is indicated by various sources with up to seven days" (via translation).

It sounds like an impressive feat for a Wear OS device and could easily rival some of the best Android smartwatches like the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, which can get roughly three to four days of use in "Smart Mode."

That said, it's unclear whether the Galaxy Watch 4 will need to be put in a low or mixed battery mode to reach this seven-day figure. Smartwatches like the Fossil Gen 5 come equipped with a few battery modes to help prolong battery life, although the barebones time-only mode can only last "over a week." Meanwhile, the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS can get up to 45 days in its time-only essential mode.

Samsung Wear OS One UI Watch Settings App

Source: Samsung Samsung's One UI Watch shows off the settings menu with a battery setting. (Image credit: Source: Samsung)

If the Galaxy Watch 4 can obtain seven days of use while in full smartwatch mode or some mixed battery mode, that would be quite impressive as far as Wear OS is concerned. The new upgrade is said to provide a boost in performance and battery life, so it seems possible, especially with rumors pointing to a 5nm Exynos chipset powering the watch.

Other alleged specs for the watch include 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, IP68 and MIL-STD-810G certification, 5ATM water resistance, Bluetooth 5, and optional LTE connectivity. It's also said to have all the typical smartwatch sensors, along with some not-so-typical sensors.

The Galaxy Watch 4 will reportedly come in two variants, with a standard and Classic version in 40/44mm and 42/46mm sizes, respectively. Smaller models will feature a 1.19-inch AMOLED display, while larger models will come with a 1.36-inch AMOLED display, with both versions covered in Corning Gorilla Glass DX.

While nothing is confirmed yet, we don't have much longer before Samsung unveils the next flagship Wear OS smartwatches.

Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.

7 Comments
  • I'm curious how many days it will get with AOD enabled and daily GPS tracking. I currently have a Galaxy Watch 3 and only get 1 day out of it with AOD on.
  • Will definitely be upgrading from my Galaxy watch if this is true... This was the only thing I was concerned about and was the reason I didn't upgrade to the Galaxy Watch 3...
  • I'm right there with you !
  • How are smart watches nowadays? What functionality and goodies can you get out of them? I've never owned one.
  • still no compass
  • Yeah, would I would also like to have this feature... I have a Garmin Fenix that I wear when I go hiking...
  • Hope they did not damage Tizen too much with the lame Android Wear code.