The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 are expected to launch in Q2 2021, according to Ice universe, who has a good track record with Samsung leak.
The design of the Galaxy Watch 4 will not differ significantly from past versions. Its circular AMOLED monitor and (hopefully) physically rotating bezel should be retained.
Each of the last two Samsung Galaxy Watches had two millimeter variations. The Galaxy Watch 4 is likely to be the same, but we’d like to see Samsung offer three sizes, including a “mini” edition. On smaller wrists, even the Galaxy Watch 3 can be a little choky.
Blood glucose monitoring is expected to be supported by the Watch4, which is said to be based on Raman spectroscopy technology. What’s more interesting is the rumor that Samsung will abandon TizenOS in favor of Android. There’s no obvious reason for the change, but it may be due to a lack of developer interest in TizenOS, Samsung’s growing ties to Google, or a combination of the two. It’s also unclear if these watches will run on stock Wear OS or a modified version of it — the latter, in my opinion, is more likely.
It should be easier to keep track of Samsung smartwatch launch and numbering scheme in the future if we have the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch Active 4 – one flagship watch and one more affordable sporty variant.