Charging speed of Samsung's Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch 4 gets detailed

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (Image credit: Hayato Huseman / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 have been certified by China's 3C certification authority.
  • Both models will come with 5W wireless chargers in the box, but a charging adapter won't be included.
  • The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 are expected to be announced at Samsung's next Unpacked event in August.

Last month, Samsung confirmed that it is ditching its Tizen OS in favor of Google's Wear OS for its future Galaxy smartwatches. While Samsung hasn't revealed any details about its upcoming Wear OS smartwatches yet, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 have now passed through China's 3C certification process (via MyFixGuide).

The 3C certification reveals all variants of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 will have a 5W wireless charger in the box. Unsurprisingly, however, they may not come with a charging adapter.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Series 3c

Source: MyFixGuide (Image credit: Source: MyFixGuide)

Samsung's upcoming Wear OS smartwatches are expected to feature circular AMOLED displays, similar to its current best Android smartwatches. They are also tipped to be powered by a 5nm Exynos chipset, which could bring significant performance and efficiency improvements over the 10nm Exynos 9110 chip powering the Galaxy Watch 3. In fact, Samsung has been using the same chip to power its smartwatches since 2018.

Some of the other rumored features of the upcoming smartwatches include an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, SpO2 tracking, and a more durable design with narrower bezels. Samsung is expected to take the wraps off the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 at the next Galaxy Unpacked event in August. Along with the new Wear OS smartwatches, Samsung is also likely to announce its next foldable phones and the Galaxy S21 FE at the same event.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 offers a ton of useful health-focused features and boasts a stunning classic design. You also get impressive battery life, a vibrant AMOLED display, and EKG support.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • So it actually does come with a charger in the box? Just not the brick. It's the way of the world now 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • Are we really still contorting ourselves over not getting yet another wall wart in the box? I have drawers full of stupid USB chargers that are 5 W or less that I can't really use with modern devices (Yes, I should throw them out.) I have 6 port chargers that do a minimum of 10W per port and last several device lifecycles. Join the modern world, it's nice here. Honestly, if I want a charger for my Galaxy Watch 4 I'll just use the one I got with my orginal Galaxy Watch, or maybe my LG Watch Sport, or even my Samsung Gear Live. They're all around here somewhere, and they all still work.