Samsung will unveil a new breed of smartwatches soon, possibly in August. They will run Wear OS, the first Samsung watches to do so in quite a while, but it will be skinned with One UI for a smoother transition from the current models. Thanks to OnLeaks and GizNext we get our first look at the design of the upcoming Active model.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active4 will move away from the rounded sides of the current Active2 model. Even the two buttons on the side will be rectangular rather than round. The new shape helps emphasize the thinness of the bezel around the display.
Since this is an Active watch there’s no rotating bezel, not a physical one at least. And note that the glass over the display is flat, not domed like on the current model. The lugs look different too, suggesting that Samsung will switch to proprietary straps.
The current Galaxy Watch Active2 (left) and the Watch Active4 render (right)
According to leaked info, the Galaxy Watch Active4 will be available in two sizes, 40 mm and 44 mm, and will come in four colors: Black, Silver, Green and Gold. Note that the renders are just for illustration purposes and the represented hues may not be 100% accurate.
The flat display and narrow bezels match what Ice Universe tweeted back in May. The Cat also talked of “TizenWear OS” (which Samsung has confirmed officially) and a 5 nm chipset. Roland Quandt tuned in to say that there will be one aluminum model and one stainless steel one (as is the case with the Active2). There should also be Wi-Fi only and LTE versions of the watch.