Samsung will soon unveil a new breed of smartwatches, possibly in August. They run Wear OS, the first Samsung watch to do so in a while, but it gets ripped with One UI for a smoother transition from current models. Thanks to OnLeaks and GizNext we get our first look at the design of the upcoming Active model.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active4 moves 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 frame around the screen.
Since this is an active watch, there is no rotating frame, at least not a physical one. And note that the glass above the screen is flat, not vaulted as on the current model. Lugs also look different, suggesting Samsung is switching to proprietary straps.
The current Galaxy Watch Active2 (left) and Watch Active4 are displayed (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 reproductions are for illustration only and that the shades represented may not be 100% accurate.
The flat screen and the narrow frames match what Isunivers tweeted back in May. The cat also talked about the “TizenWear OS” (which Samsung has officially confirmed) and a 5 nm chipset. Roland Quandt was willing to say that there will be an aluminum model and a stainless steel model (as is the case with Active2). There should also be only Wi-Fi and LTE versions of the watch.