At an expensive price of $250 and $350, Samsung officially announces the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic during its Unpacked event. These two Smartwatches ushers in the Wear OS 3 based on One UI Watch 3 and are powered by the new Exynos W920 5nm chips.
Wear OS 3 smartwatch platform is jointly developed by Google and Samsung, and with this smart approach in launching both devices, Google is daring to bring incredibility, smart and powerful wearable device to the Smartwatch market – a fight with Apple watch.
Both Android Smartwatches come with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB storage, and thanks to the inclusion of Samsung’s 3-in-1 BioActive sensor, it features a wide range of health-related features. These are available in 1.2″ and 1.4″ models with Super AMOLED display panel.
It arrives with a Full Color Always On Display with Corning Gorilla Glass with DX+ protection. Well, as there are few similarities, they are also few differences. With an Aluminum case and touch bezel on the Watch 4, we also have the Watch 4 Classic with a stainless steel casing and a rotating bezel.
The Galaxy Watch 4 is available in 44mm and 40mm models configuration, where you get a 1.4″ (34.6mm) 450×450 and 1.2″ (30.4mm) 396×396 Super AMOLED display respectively. It comes with two side buttons in addition to a digital bezel. Both are 9.8 thick, weighs 30.3g and 25.9g respectively.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is available in 46mm and 42mm configuration, offering 1.4″ (34.6) 450×450 and 1.2″ (30mm) 396×396 Super AMOLED display panel respectively. The stainless build watch comes with a physical rotating bezel. Both are 11.2mm thick, weighs 52g and 46.5g respectively.
In another word, one can easily say that the Galaxy Watch 4 is the next iteration of Galaxy Active 2, while the classic in the Watch 4 explains the usual conventional or traditional take on a smartwatch – Classical.
Both support a 5ATM + IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and also offers MIL-STD-810G compatible with standard-sized 20mm watch straps. Both come in Black and Silver colors, but the standard Galaxy Watch 4 is available in Green and Pink Gold options.
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When it comes to the battery capacity, the 44mm and 46mm models come with a 361mAh battery, both 40mm and 42mm configuration in 247mAh and these two supports WPC-based wireless charging.
While Android smartwatches are not comparable to the great peculiarity of the Apple watch, it is also better to assume that Samsung is doing a great deal to debase that point. With the Galaxy 4 series, I’d think we should wait and see if Samsung might prove a point!
Galaxy Watch 4 & Watch 4 Classic Pricing
The Galaxy Watch 4 40mm Bluetooth model is priced at $249 (NGN102,400 Nigerian Naira) and the 40mm LTE model costs $299 (NGN123,000 Nigerian Naira). The 44mm model with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi costs $279.99 (NGN115,200 Nigerian Naira), while the LTE version goes for $329.99 (NGN135,800 Nigerian Naira).
Samsung Galaxy 4 Classic 42mm Bluetooth model starts at $349.99 (NGN144,000 Nigerian Naira) and the LTE model goes for $399.99 (NGN164,600 Nigerian Naira), while the 46mm model with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi goes for $379.99 (NGN156,300 Nigerian Naira), and $429.99 (NGN176,900 Nigerian Naira) for the LTE variant.
Samsung is offering an attractive incentive for these smartwatches. Where the company promises to throw in a $50 credit if you preorder the watch prior to its launch on August 27th, which you can use on select Samsung devices and accessories.
For the larger and bigger models, Samsung says they are in for a trade-off. The company promises to save you up to $185 on the total cost, only if you trade-in eligible devices like the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.