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Early signs of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch Active 4 spotted at Chinese certification agency

It seems that the Galaxy Watch 3 will be replaced this year, pictured. (Image source: Samsung)
It seems that the Galaxy Watch 3 will be replaced this year, pictured. (Image source: Samsung)
It is already known that Samsung plans to release new smartwatches this year, such as fourth-generation models of the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active. Now, a major component of what may be the Galaxy Watch 4 or the Galaxy Watch Active 4 has been spotted in China at the 3C.

A few days ago, Ice Universe predicted that Samsung would release the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 sometime in Q2 2021. Now, @_the_tech_guy has disclosed a 3C certification for what appears to be the SM-R880, the model number of an upcoming Samsung smartwatch.

Previously, GalaxyClub identified that Samsung had assigned SM-R86x and SM-R87x to future smartwatches, although these could be two sizes of the same device, as is the case with the Galaxy Watch 3 (SM-R84x & SM-R85x). While the 3C does not provide many details about the SM-R880, it states that its EB-BR880ABY has a 240 mAh capacity.

For context, Samsung equips the 41 mm Galaxy Watch 3 with a 247 mAh battery, so we imagine that the SM-R880 will be of a comparable size. By contrast, the 45 mm version has a 350 mAh battery, so it seems unlikely that the SM-R880 will be this large. Overall, this 3C certification reinforces that Samsung is close to releasing a new smartwatch. This year's models could be Samsung's first to run Wear OS too, if another Ice Universe rumour is correct.

(Image source: 3C via @_the_tech_guy)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-03-17 (Update: 2021-03-17)
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