Samsung Gear S4 in works; tipped to launch later this year

Samsung soon to unveil another smartwatch.

    Samsung is working on the next iteration of its Gear S smartwatch, reported SamMobile. The device is said to come with the model number SM-R800. The previous iteration - the Gear S3 was launched with the model number SM-R600, which indicates that the SM-R800 will be the next major addition to the Tizen-powered series of smartwatches.

    What's new?

    The Gear S4 will feature improved internal hardware and will focus more on health and fitness tracking features powered by company's S Health service, including enhanced sleep monitoring, according to the report.

    Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil the Gear S4 later in 2018, but no specific time has been announced. With the gear Sport and Gear S3 seeing the light of day in last two editions of IFA, we might see the Gear S4 at this year's iteration of IFA.

    New updates

    The company also recently rolled out a major update for its smartwatch the Gear S2. As per some reports, the new update brings a new refreshed look along with some functionality.

    The update offers a new app and shortcut widget and the app gets a pull-down gesture which allows a user to access quick panel on any screen. The Samsung health app has been updated and the Gear VR headset can now be manipulated using the watch.

    The watch now has a daily weather forecast The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is compatible with most of the android devices including the latest flagships - the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.

    Samsung Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro First Impressions
    IFA campaign

    IFA campaign

    Apart from the Gear S4, Samsung is also expected to unveil its Galaxy Note 9 phablet whose precursors were also launched at the same conference in the past. A report from The Korean Herald, Samsung will bring the new technology with its upcoming flagship Galaxy Note 9.

    The Korea Herald's sources say, "Samsung Display has prepared three or four solutions for Samsung Electronics to embed the fingerprint sensor inside of the main display, and both are seriously considering one of the solutions," meaning that Samsung is very close to finalizing a solution. They went on to say, "The delay in deciding on the final concept for the Note 9 is due to the work in adopting the in-display fingerprint sensor. A final decision on adoption of the technology will be made by this month."

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