Previous reports have suggested Samsung is working on a Gear S4 smartwatch, although it could also be called Galaxy Watch, for launch in Q4 2018. Those rumours are still on track, as Twitter tipster Ice Universe has said in a Weibo post that Samsung will fit its next smartwatch with a much larger battery than its previous model.
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Ice Universe has been accurate with leaks in the past, and has already spilled the beans on the Galaxy Note 98217;s battery and LG G88217;s 4K display this week.
Specifically, the Gear S4/Galaxy Watch is said to get a 470mAh battery, a hell of an improvement over the 380mAh unit found in the Gear S3. We were able to achieve nearly four days of use from the Gear S38217;s battery, so we expect even greater things from the successor model. Of course, actual life will depend on usage and if Samsung has fitted it with any new features that require a lot of power.
SamMobile has added that the Gear S4/Galaxy Watch will arrive in silver, gold and black colour finishes. The Samsung specialist site adds that the South Korean tech giant will likely launch two versions of the watch, a sports-orientated model and a more dressy version. It8217;s the latter than will likely get the gold finish.
The Samsung Gear S4/Galaxy Watch hasn8217;t actually been confirmed by Samsung just yet, but fingers are still pointing to a Q4 launch. Rumours also suggest Samsung will ditch its own Tizen OS in favour of Google8217;s Wear OS