Samsung is reportedly gearing up to launch its next-generation smartwatch, the Gear S4, on August 9. The brand will announce the latest smartwatch alongside its latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 9.
According to a report by ET News, Samsung will be using Panel Level Packaging (PLP) to build the application processor (AP) for its upcoming smartwatch. This would result in making it more efficient water-level packages (WLPs), making it thinner than its predecessor. The report further highlights that the Gear S4 with the new PLP technology will be sold in China, however, the brand will introduce it to other markets as well.
Meanwhile, a new leak from China reveals that the Gear S4 will come loaded with 470mAh battery, which is higher compared to the 380mAh battery found on the Gear S3. Previous report hints that the upcoming Gear S4 might come with Wear OS. According to a tweet by a popular tipster, Evan Blass, the company might be prepping a new Gear smartwatch with Wear OS. He reveals that he has seen Gear watches running not Tizen, but Wear OS on the wrists of Samsung employees.
Further, a post by Ice Universe reveals that the company is working on a smartwatch that will be powered by Wear OS. The post says that the company is working on Android Wear flagship watch, which could also mean that the brand might introduce two smartwatches in the second half of this year, one powering Tizen OS, while other running on Wear OS. The leakster further claims that Gear S4 could be rebranded as Galaxy Watch.
Previously, it was reported that the Gear S4 is codenamed as Galileo and it comes with some improved internals along with improved health and fitness features. The company is also working on the LTE variants of the Gear S4 in the US and they will be made available through Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.
Further, the smartwatch is also reported to be offered in two different sizes. An earlier report suggested that the smartwatch might be released in the fourth quarter of 2018 and it will carry a model number SM-R800. No other information is available at the moment, so we suggest you stay tuned with us.