What you need to know
- The Galaxy Watch 4 could start at around EUR 350 and go up to EUR 350.
- Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is said to be priced at more than EUR 470 for the 42mm version.
- The Galaxy Buds 2 will be slightly cheaper than the Buds Pro, coming in at around $150.
Over the last two weeks, we've seen countless rumors and official-looking renders for everything from the Galaxy Z Fold 3 to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. This includes Samsung's Galaxy Buds 2, which are expected to replace the Galaxy Buds+ as some of the best wireless earbuds that money can buy. And now, we might have a better idea of how much the Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic, and Galaxy Buds 2 will cost thanks to MySmartPrice.
Kicking things off, the Galaxy Watch 4 is expected to arrive in two different sizes, with the smaller 40mm version priced between EUR 350 (~$415) and EUR 370 (~$439). The larger 44mm version is expected to be priced between EUR 380 (~$450) and EUR 400 (~$475). But things only go up from here.
As for the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic that has been making its rounds, it seems that the 42mm model could start around EUR 470 (~$558) and go up to around EUR 500 (~$593) for the larger 46mm version. There have also been rumors about a 44mm variant being made, but pricing and more details for that model are currently unknown.
Before you grab your pitchforks and start protesting these prices right away, it's important to note that the pricing usually varies per region. So if the Galaxy Watch 4 launches at EUR 350 in certain regions, it will likely be around $350 here in the States. That's not always the case, but it is a trend that we've seen in the past.
When you take into consideration that the Galaxy Watch 3 launched at $400, it would not (and should not) come as a surprise to see these higher prices. Samsung will be swinging for the fences with its next smartwatch, as it will be the first of which to be powered by the new One UI Watch operating system. This is based on the collaboration with Google announced at I/O 2021 and will be available on all of Samsung's smartwatches as the company moves away from Tizen OS.
Meanwhile, Samsung's rumored Galaxy Buds 2 will supposedly sport a design similar to that of the Galaxy Buds Pro, which is great considering that the Buds Pro are some of the best wireless earbuds. As for pricing, we're looking at sub-$200, ranging between $149 and $169.
You might be asking what sacrifices are being made with the Galaxy Buds 2 to bring them down to this lower price. It's unlikely that these will include Active Noise Cancelation, opting instead for "active noise reduction" and passive noise cancellation due to the design. There will supposedly be four different colors, including a sweet-looking green that would be entirely different from what we expected.
Samsung has confirmed that there will be another Unpacked event later this summer, but we still don't have a date just yet. Rumors and leaks point to an event sometime in August, and we're just awaiting the arrival of the digital invitations at this point. But one thing we know for sure is that it's going to be quite a busy second half of the year with the arrival of upgrades for foldable phones, wireless earbuds, and smartwatches.
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Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.
I think that since it's the first iteration of the new OS the prices should be lower to get more people on board. That is a steep price for early adopters but as shown by the fold and flip, people will pay it.
It's all about the trade in deals for me...
Will wait for the reviews, if the OS improvements are a step change and we get four day battery life then if might be worth it... If Battery life is poor then I will stick with my Galaxy Watch...
It is about price, yes quality comes at a cost, however overpricing comes at the cost of the company not making their expected sales goals. Another major issue with the previous versions of their watches, read in forums about their back case come off. When sent to Samsung for repairs it was denied because of water damage. These are IP67 or IP 68 rated so why is warranty denied for water damage . What they found, wrist perspiration and warmth weakened the glue holding the back to the watch. Many folks upon removing their watch the back case was still on their wrist or fell to the floor. Truly, a glue issue yet Samsung refused the warranty, reason water damage, thus repairs cost almost as much as a new watch. Sadly many other issues as well. Prior to purchasing the Note 20 I was an eleven year user of iPhone only, owned an Apple Watch many years without any issues, twenty year Apple everything user. Now moved to Android and soon returning to Windows. Though I do not intend moving back to Apple products I cannot rationalize the Samsung watch. My AirPods work quite well with the Note 20 thus will not purchase the Samsung Earbuds.
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