“Samsung Galaxy Watch is expected to launch alongside the Galaxy Note 9 in August.”
Samsung might be expanding the ‘Galaxy’ moniker to its wearables as well. Talk in the town is that the South Korean giant’s next-gen smartwatch will be dubbed as Galaxy Watch, not Gear S4. That’s not all; the new Samsung Galaxy Watch could come with some radical changes compared to its predecessor.
The information on the new name was leaked through Samsung’s trademark filing in South Korea. If acquired right, the firm might incorporate its future smartwatch(es) under the Galaxy name. Here’s the screenshot of Samsung’s filing for the title:
Apart from this, there are rumours that Samsung could launch its Galaxy Watch with Bixby support. The home grown virtual assistant will replace S Voice, and you can summon it using the wake-up command “Hi Bixby”. This push from Samsung to use a common platform for its devices will help them connect with each other seamlessly to create a better ecosystem.
Samsung is yet to comment on the development so we’d advise you to take this news with a pinch of salt. Meanwhile, another leak suggests that the Galaxy Watch will run on Gear OS, instead of Tizen OS. If that happens, Google Assistant, and not Bixby, will be at your service.
Other notable changes expected from Samsung’s forthcoming wearable include a device redesign, a bigger battery, and a built-in blood pressure measurement tool. For complete specs sheet, we have to wait till the product’s official launch.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is expected to see the light of day on August 9 alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. If it misses the train then, we’ll have to wait for the IFA 2018 event scheduled to start from August 31.