Earlier today, we heard that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Watch4 family would have a classic variant to join the eponymous Watch4 and Watch4 Active. It turns out that the device, formerly known as Watch4 Active, could simply be called Watch4 – and we have already seen what it looks like with the permission of some leaked reproductions.
And now it’s time for Galaxy Watch4 Classic to get the same treatment. So here it is in all its “classic” glory, complete with rotating frame and two large buttons on the right.
Like the other members of the Watch4 family, the classic watch will also run Samsung’s One UI Watch on top of Google’s new iteration of the Wear OS (which it confusingly calls “Wear” now).
Samsung introduced its skin (because yes, Wear devices want skins just like Android phones have) a few days ago at MWC, and the Watch4 family is expected to become official at the next unpacked event, which may take place at some point in August .
As you can see, they have leaked renditions of Watch4 Classic 28 as the date, which may be the day of the announcement or the release date or none of them. There are three sizes for the Watch4 Classic, one up from what we are used to.
Supposedly, it will be offered in 42mm, 44mm and 46mm options in three colors – white, gray and black. It’s far fewer shades than for Watch4 / Active, but hey, that’s what you get with a “Classic”, right?
The case of the Watch4 Classic is either stainless steel or aluminum, and you can choose both materials for all three sizes. Every 20 mm watchband works with the Watch4 Classic, while in the box you get two sizes – S / M and M / L (a la Fitbit). The screen will be protected by Gorilla Glass DX or DX +, the former on the stainless steel version, the latter on aluminum watches.
DX + is softer and thus “fits” better with aluminum apparently, and it has better scratch resistance. The Watch4 Classic is rated for 5ATM water resistance and will also be MIL-STD-810G certified.