Samsung introduced a bunch of products during its much-awaited Galaxy Unpacked event today including the all-new Galaxy Watch 4 series- Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic. In addition to the Watch 4 series, Samsung also introduced the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphones, and Galaxy Buds 2. The main highlight of the Watch 4 series is that they are Samsung’s first smartwatches to be powered by the latest 5nm Exynos W920 chipset in addition to the WearOS-based One UI interface.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Series: Specifications and Features
Both the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are offered in two variants. The former is offered in 40mm and 44mm variants whereas the latter arrive in 42mm and 46mm variants. The smaller 40mm and 42 mm variants feature a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 396×396 pixels and Gorilla Glass DX+ protection. On the other hand, the larger 44mm and 46mm variants boast a larger 1.4-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 450 x 450 pixels and the same DX+ protection.
The Watch 4 series runs on the latest 1.18 GHz Exynos W920 dual-core processor based on a 5nm technology. This not only makes the processor quite powerful, but it also makes it quite power efficient. Talking about the interface, the Galaxy Watch 4 series runs on WearOS alongside Samsung’s One UI Watch 3 skin on top. The WearOS allows you to install your favorite apps directly from the Google Play Store. You can also choose between Samsung’s own Bixby or Google’s voice assistant.
Talking about features and functionalities, the Galaxy Watch 4 series has no shortage of them. You get a body composition measurement, a heart rate monitor, a SpO2 oxygen level monitor, and a sleep tracker. If you forgot to take off your watch while doing the dishes or took it to the shower with you, there is nothing to be worried about. The Galaxy Watch 4 series features IP68 water and dust resistant ratings alongside the MIL-STD-810G ratings.
In terms of connectivity options, the Galaxy Watch 4 series supports Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, optional 4G LTE, Galileo, Glonass, and Beidou. The Watch 4 series also houses 1.5GB RAM coupled with 16GB of internal storage. You also get a microphone and a loudspeaker that you can use if you need to make a call. Samsung also launched the Buds 2 in its Galaxy Unpacked Event and you can use your Samsung Smartwatch 4 series to control the ANC modes of your Buds 2.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Series: Pricing and Availability
Let’s talk about the bigger brother first. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic carries a price tag of $349.99 for the standard Bluetooth variant whereas the LTE optional variant costs $399.99. The vanilla Galaxy Watch 4 is a hundred dollars cheaper than its Classic counterpart. You need to shell $249.99 for the standard Bluetooth variant whereas the price shoots to $299.99 if you opt for the higher LTE variant.
Talking about color options, you get plenty of colors to choose from. If you are opting for the 44mm Watch 4, you get to choose from Black, Green, and Silver colors whereas the standard 40mm Watch 4 is offered in Black, Silver, and Pink Gold colors. The higher-end Watch 4 Classic is offered in Black and Silver color variants only. You can start placing your orders for the Watch 4 Series and it is expected to start shipping from 27th August onwards. Stay tuned for more updates.