NEW DELHI: Consumer electronics giant Samsung is expected to hold a Galaxy Unpacked event in August. Rumours suggest that the company is said to launch Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 at the event.
It is also expected that along with the above-mentioned smartphones, Samsung is also expected to launch two new smartwatches at the same online event. Samsung is said to launch Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 smartwatches.
Now a new online report by Korean news publication MT News, reveals that both the upcoming wearables will run Wear OS by Google. This means that the new smartwatches from Samsung will not run the company’s own Tizen OS.
The report also suggests that Tizen OS by Samsung does not offer support to third party apps and that is the reason why Samsung decided to go on with Google’s Wear OS. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is said to come in two sizes 42mm and 46mm. On the other hand, Galaxy Watch Active 4 is expected to come in 40mm and 42mm models.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is said to come with a traditional watch design, whereas the Galaxy Watch Active 4 is expected to feature a casual and simple design.
Along with this, the report is also said to ditch the much-awaited blood sugar measuring feature. The report adds that Samsung will not include the blood sugar measuring feature in the Galaxy Watch 4 series.
A recent report by IDC revealed the watch segment in India grew significantly. As per the report, “Watches saw a 139.3% YoY growth with 2.6 million unit shipments in 2020.”
Leading the smartwatch category is none other than Apple. Apple, according to IDC, has a 51% market share in the smartwatch category. IDC classifies smartwatches as devices “which can run third-party applications on the device itself”.