We may not yet know when the next Samsung Unpacked event will be, but it looks like it’s shaping up to be another fantastic event. We’re expecting some new foldable smartphones, as well as a couple of new smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch Active4. Rumors about smartwatches are already circulating, but what’s more interesting is the latest rumor that they won’t run on Samsung’s own Tizen, but on Wear OS.
According to a Korean websiteSamsung will not be using its in-house developed Tizen operating system for its latest smartwatch. Instead, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active4 will run on Google’s Wear operating system. It’s been years since they didn’t use a Google operating system for their wearable devices, so it’s interesting that they are now doing it for their next smartwatches. This is most likely due to the lack of third-party apps on Tizen.
As for other smartwatch details, the Galaxy Watch 4 will have 42mm and 46mm sizes with a “traditional watch design” while the Galaxy Watch Active4 will have 40mm and 42mm variants and will display a “casual design. and simple “. Other than that, we don’t have much details on these upcoming smartwatches as of now, but we do expect to see more leaks and rumors in the coming weeks as we get closer to the Unpacked event.
A previously circulating rumor is that it will have a blood sugar reading function. Unfortunately, the Korean website says that the next two devices will not have it. It would have been a blow to Samsung, as a non-invasive blood sugar reader would be useful for those who are diabetic or would like to closely monitor their blood sugar. It seems that we will have to wait for future wearables from Samsung for this.
Samsung is expected to announce new smartphones like new versions of the Galaxy Z Fold and the Galaxy Z Flip and maybe even the Galaxy S21 FE. The unpacked event can happen sometime in July or August or maybe even September at the latest.