Rumors are swirling round Samsung’s next-gen smartwatches, however thus far, they’ve centered totally on whether or not Samsung would actually swap to Put on OS. Now that it’s been confirmed that the corporate is becoming a member of forces with Google, we’re ready to see what that new watch will seem like. Leaked renders of the Galaxy Watch Lively Four give us some clues.
The renders come courtesy of leakers @OnLeaks and GizNext (no relation to Gizmodo). At a look, they don’t stray from the Watch Lively line’s common aesthetic, however there are some slight adjustments. The lugs look barely longer, there’s no extra hole between the strap and the case, and the button shapes are additionally slimmer. Based on GizNext, the watch will be constituted of aluminum, are available 40mm and 44mm case sizes, and shall be powered by a brand new 5nm processor. The renders present black, silver, inexperienced, and gold choices—although the leakers notice that these shades may look completely different from the precise product. SamMobile claims that not solely will the gold shade hew nearer to rose gold, however there’ll even be a white possibility as nicely.
What the renders don’t present is a bodily rotating bezel, however followers of Samsung’s most iconic smartwatch function shouldn’t fear simply but. Whereas the unique Watch Lively omitted the function completely, it got here again on the Lively 2—albeit as a touchscreen bezel.
The watch appears smooth as hell, however in truth, renders gained’t reply a very powerful questions on everybody’s minds. How will the brand new unified Tizen-Put on OS platform work, and what features of Tizen OS will stay? Final month at Google I/O, Samsung and Google each put the rumor mill to relaxation by confirming that they have been certainly partnering on a brand new working system referred to as Put on. To date, we all know the brand new Put on platform guarantees higher battery life, a sturdy third-party app ecosystem, and quicker efficiency. (On condition that the Lively Four is meant to have a 5nm SoC, that’s inside the realm of chance.) Not a lot was confirmed past that, so in fact, all eyes shall be on the Galaxy Watch Lively Four as an early indicator of how nicely Put on lives as much as these guarantees.
We most likely gained’t have to attend too lengthy to see what this courageous new post-Tizen world may seem like. Samsung is anticipated to announce the Lively Four on June 28 at Cell World Congress throughout an occasion titled “Galaxy Ecosystem/New Watch Expertise/Cell Safety.” Whereas we don’t know the specifics, “Galaxy Ecosystem” and “New Watch Expertise” don’t precisely go away a lot as much as the creativeness.
Much less clear is after we’ll see the rumored flagship Galaxy Watch 4. Our greatest guess is someday in August. That’s usually when Samsung holds its fall product launch occasions, and the timing aligns with when Samsung introduced the Galaxy Watch three final yr.