NEW DELHI: Giant in consumer electronics Samsung is expected to host a Galaxy Unpacked event in August. Rumor has it that the company will introduce the Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 at the event.
In addition to the aforementioned smartphones, Samsung is also expected to showcase two new smartwatches at the same online event. Samsung is to bring the smartwatches Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 on the market.
A new online report from Korean news outlet MT News now shows that both upcoming wearables will be running Wear the operating system from Google. This means that Samsung’s new smartwatches won’t run a proprietary Tizen operating system.
According to the report, Samsung’s Tizen OS doesn’t offer support for third-party apps. Because of this, Samsung decided to continue with Google’s Wear OS. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 should come in two sizes 42mm and 46mm. On the other hand, the Galaxy Watch Active 4 is expected to be available in 40mm and 42mm models.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 should be equipped with a traditional watch design, while the Galaxy Watch Active 4 should have a casual and simple design.
At the same time, the report is intended to override the long-awaited blood sugar measurement function. The report adds that Samsung will not include the blood glucose monitoring feature in the Galaxy Watch 4 series.
A recent report from IDC found that the watch segment in India has grown significantly. According to the report “Watches recorded a growth of 139.3% in 2020 compared to the previous year with 2.6 million shipments.”
At the top of the smartwatch category is Apple. According to IDC, Apple has a 51% market share in the smartwatch category. IDC classifies smartwatches as “devices that can run third-party applications on the device itself”.