Over the past few weeks and months, some rumors have been accumulating around Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4. When exactly the new wearable should come onto the market, however, was still up in the air. Now finally the release period seems to be within reach. The smartwatch should appear in spring 2021.
We have some idea of what to expect based on leaks and our understanding of the next Galaxy Watch.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 was announced on August 21 of 2020. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 was announced on August 5 of 2019, and the original Samsung Galaxy Watch was unveiled on August 9 of 2018. Based on that, it’s predicted that The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 should be available around the same time this year.
This apparent confirmation comes from the industry insider, who had already published a whole range of forecasts in the past that later turned out to be correct. He doesn't share any further information but previously said Samsung will be releasing a new smartwatch with Wear OS instead of Tizen. If that's true, it could be a big boost to Google's wearable platform, which hasn't exactly thrived in the past few months.
There are also other rumors about Samsung's next smartwatch, including that it might be equipped with a blood glucose meter. According to a previous report, the wearable could use an optical sensor capable of monitoring a person's blood sugar without drawing blood, which is often the way a person's blood sugar is tracked.
As for the price of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, there aren’t any rumors there yet, but it might well be similar to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, which starts at $399/£399/AU$649 for the smaller 41mm model, and $429/£419/AU$699 for the larger 45mm one, with the price rising in both cases if you want LTE connectivity.