Samsung is renowned not just for its fantastic smartphones, but also for the advanced smartwatches it produces. For more than a year, Samsung admirers have been waiting for the Gear S4 watch, but instead offered the Samsung Gear Sport in 2017. And still, there is no update when the company will bring out the next smartwatch.
Considering the Gear Sport and Gear S3, it is almost certain that the next model might have a few more new or upgraded features. Sources suggest that the upcoming device will have fitness, health, and sleep tracking aspects as its key highlights. At the same time, the company might also increase its focus on its internet connectivity. With that said, there is also a possibility for Samsung to release the Gear Sport 2 first and then work on the Gear S4. On the other hand, a recent trademark application also hints at the next smartwatch to carry the name Samsung Galaxy watch, instead of S4. Maybe the company wants to bring the title to the Samsung watches as well. Besides, one of the patents is suggesting the use of its name as Samsung Galaxy Fit, probably like a follow-up to the Samsung Gear Fit 2.
Rumors about the Samsung Gear watch suggest that the device might be released in two different sizes so that users with different wrist sizes can buy them accordingly. Usually, most of the Apple smartwatches such as Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple Watch Sport Series 1 are available in two versions. Even the upcoming Apple Watch 4 is likely to come in two sizes. Hopefully, Samsung might also follow this policy with its new Gear device.
Based on some Gear S4 leaks, we can guess that the upcoming wearable might come with a 1.3-inch display with a comfortable strap made of leather and other materials. One of the patents suggests that the Samsung Gear S4 display will be built into the bezel. However, it is too soon to count on it. Another patent suggests that its stray will come included with battery technology. Even rumors came out on Samsung Gear S4 battery suggesting that the company is experimenting to include the tech in straps made of different materials like leather, rubber, and polymer.
Apart from these, LTE is said to a key aspect of the upcoming device. When news about Gear S4 came out, big network companies like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have shown their interest. If all the three are going to come ahead, then we can expect Samsung to offer some major upgrade in smartphone internet technology. Along with these, there might be a few upgrades to the S Health app, which might put additional focus on fitness, sleep tracking and overall health monitoring. Its rival company Apple is said to introduce a new device with more focus on health monitoring. It is anticipated that Apple Watch 4 might sport the EKG heart monitor along with other fitness features.
In addition to this, Samsung Gear S4 battery is expected to be much improved than what we have seen on the Gear S3. And just like in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 smartphones, this wearable too may come with an Always-On Display. As it is likely to be heavy on the battery, there might be better optimization done for the smartwatch.
Samsung Gear S4 release date in UAE is most likely to be at the end of August or early September 2018. It is also the time when the IFA 2018 event takes place. So, we can expect its launch during the event.
The previous model, Samsung Gear S3, is now available at a reasonable price in Dubai. But when released, it was one of the expensive wearables that competed with Apple Watch 2. Considering this, we can expect the Samsung Gear S4 price in Dubai to be expensive. It will probably rival with Apple Watch 3 when launched and hence, the expected Samsung Gear S4 price in UAE may go over the Gear S3’s price, which is AED1281.
So, this is what we can expect from the upcoming Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch that is expected to have improved health tracking features.