A new Samsung Galaxy Watch is expected to be launched later this year, although we do not know if it will be Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 or a next generation Galaxy Watch Active. However, we have some new leaks that tell us the basic features of the smartwatch.
According to a tweet from IceUniverse, which delivers a good amount of Samsung leaks, the next Galaxy Watch will replace the Tizen with Android. This means that Galaxy Watches can jump from Samsung’s proprietary portable operating system to Google’s Wear OS.
Wear OS (formerly Android Wear) is popular with smaller manufacturers of smartwatches such as Fossil, Huawei and TicWatch. But devices running Wear OS have historically lacked the powerful processors and advanced training tracking features offered by Apple with watchOS and Samsung with Tizen OS.
That said, Samsung may partner with Google to bring Wear OS to snuff. If so, the next Samsung Galaxy Watch will be the most relevant Wear OS smartwatch ever released. In addition, it will make the Galaxy Watch more appealing to Pixel smartphone users, who are still waiting for a Google Pixel Watch.
How many new Galaxy watches are on the way?
Another leak from SamMobile, a trusted source for all things Samsung, suggests that at least two new Galaxy Watches will be released this year. GalaxyClub discovered products in the pipeline marked SM-R86x and SM-R87x, which correspond to labels used for last year̵
Although these codes may involve two different smartwatch models, it probably refers to two different sizes for the same smartwatch, which is standard on Samsung’s portable clothing. The Galaxy Watch 3, for example, came in 41mm and 45mm variants. We also expect the series to offer LTE models.
Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch (or smartwatches) will probably be launched with new Galaxy smartphones at the next Unpacked event, although it is still too far to know which phones or when the event will take place. Rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will headline, possibly replacing the Note series.