Another week and a new batch of rumors around the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the Watch Active 4.
We’re really excited about what could be seismic change in Samsung’s smartwatch line-up, and while rumors always been reported with caveats, it’s part of the fun of big tech launches – and this could be the biggest in wearables for years.
Just the sheer volume of rumors around the release of the Galaxy Watch 4 make this a near certainty, and now another tipster has thrown their hat into the ring. Twitter tipster @FrontTron has spotted codenames associated with the Galaxy Watch 4 in Korean cellphone carriers database.
- Watch Active4(39mm, SM-R865N)
- Watch Active4(43mm, SM-R875N)
- Watch4(41mm, SM-R885N)
- Watch4(45mm, SM-R895N)
You will notice that those sizes do not tally with rumors from last week, which we suggested were taken with a large pinch of salt. Those reports suggested that the Watch 4 would increase to 46mm and the Active 4 would launch in 40mm and 42mm sizes.
Galaxy Watch4 & Watch Active4 are now registered in Korean carrier's database DB.
Watch Active4(39mm, SM-R865N)
Watch Active4(43mm, SM-R875N)
— Tron ❂ (@FrontTron) May 13, 2021
However, a simultaneous report from a Korean website called Money Today does repeat those claims.
Money Today also predicts there won’t be a blood glucose monitor that has been widely rumored, which doesn’t seem like a huge surprise. Samsung does seem to be leading the race in this area, but it’s unsurprising the tech won’t land in time for a 2021 release.
And that neatly brings us onto release dates. MT reports the Galaxy Watch 4 is on course for a “July or August” launch. Previous rumors have pointed to a slightly earlier appearance for Samsung’s new pair of smartwatches, with June touted. August would tally with previous Galaxy Watch launches and seems like a safe bet.
And finally, Money Today has also quoted sources that say that Samsung will move to Wear OS, due to a frustration with a lack of apps on the platform.
After a month of quiet, we’re now getting a spate of similar rumors coming out around the launch of the Galaxy Watch 4 pair – and momentum seems to be gathering.