Recently, an announcement connected to the launch of the Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch created a lot of confusion. The discussion was emerged by the device’s launch date. Although the event was scheduled to happen at the end of August this year, rumors say that Samsung will choose another date for the big event.
Anyway, this is not the only rumor about Gear S4. While the developers were preparing the launch, people got tired of waiting, so they started to speculate. Other ideas speculate around a possible rebranding, tying the wearable closer to the Samsung Galaxy line of phones. The rumor is supported by recently spotted logo attributed to the new device.
It seems that Samsung is preparing a rebranding for the new smartwatch
Samsung is a brand who cares about image. The South Korean tech giant wants to have a logo especially for their new wearable, so they registered the “Galaxy Watch” symbol and brand on their territory. This move is spreading the rumors which support the idea that Samsung will give up on the ”Gear” name.
Also, the GalaxyClub presented a screenshot with the new logo. The name “Galaxy Watch” is written with a font similar to that of Galaxy smartphones.
The potential release date is set for the end of August
Smartwatch fans were expecting to see the device during the Berlin’s IFA 2018 technology show. It would have been like a tradition since the Gear S3 was presented during the same event in 2016. However, new reports suggest that Samsung might have reconsidered this idea.
ZDNet Korea is one of the voices which claim that the new smartwatch will be launched during Samsung’s “Unpacked” event. The big day could be August 9th 2018. In this case, the debut will happen around the same time when Galaxy Note 9 is scheduled for launch.
The same publication adds that the Gear S4 will be available in two sizes, but no details on the matter were made public. Also, some fans complained about the wearable’s size and thickness compared to the rival’s similar characteristics.
According to ZDNet Korea, those who are waiting anxiously will be able to purchase the Samsung Gear S4 on the 24th of August. This will happen if the launch date corresponds with Galaxy Note 9. Until the mystery is revealed, all we can do is wait and try to find out more information about the Gear S4.