We might be just a few days away from the announcement of Gear S4 and we cannot wait to see what is new, as it is believed that Samsung has added numerous new features to the upcoming device. The new smartphone was expected to be revealed in Berlin, at the IFA technology show, but according to recent rumors, the tech giant might announce Gear S4 on Thursday, during its Unpacked event.
What to expect
There have been many speculations about the new device and many people believe that the South Korean company will replace the Gear branding with a new “Galaxy Watch” name. It seems that Samsung has already registered a logo for Galaxy Watch last month. In a picture of the logo, we can see the words that are displayed and they have a similar font to that of Samsung’ S and Note lines, which could mean that the tech giant has plans to integrate the different pieces of hardware.
More details about the watch revealed
Thanks to a post made by Wan997, a user from the Reddit website, we might have some more details about the smartwatch. Apparently, he got his information from a “Samsung national trainer”.
The user mentioned that the watch will, as a matter of fact, get the name of Galaxy Watch in order to create a distance between it and the Gear branding. According to the announcement that he made, the watch will come in two variants, a 43millimetre and 46millimetre case for different sizes of the wrist. It looks like the battery of the bigger version of the product will last for as much as seven days, based on what the user revealed.
This is definitely a big improvement compared to Gear S3, as the time that is needed between charges will be greatly increased. We know that the battery of the Gear S3 smartwatch lasts only for two days.
Should we expect a new technology?
Another thing that Wan997 mentioned is that the upcoming watch will have over 40 workout modes, which is also a huge upgrade from Gear S3 that only featured 10. The user from Reddit particularly insisted on the fact that the new device will not have Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology, but instead will use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to allow for Samsung Pay transactions. As the Unpacked event is starting on August 9, we don’t have to wait for too long to see if the latest news is true.