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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: a new FCC leak confirms a 4G/LTE variant

The Galaxy Watch 3. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Watch 3. (Source: Samsung)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved 2 new Samsung devices, the SM-R880 and SM-R885, for sale. As they are thought to be 2 versions of the upcoming Galaxy Watch 4, this may put the flagship wearables closer to launch than ever. Furthermore, the regulator has confirmed that one of these products has 4G/LTE connectivity.

The latest word on Samsung's 2021 launch cycle is that the Galaxy S21 FE may have lost its original window due to production difficulties. However, the latest leaks indicate that the Galaxy Watch 4, at least, is still right on schedule. New devices thought to be 2 different versions of one of its SKUs are now FCC-certified.

They are the SM-R880 and R885, thought to be the smaller, and thereby ~41mm, versions of the upcoming premium smartwatch. They are also thought to succeed the slightly cheaper Watch 3 directly in that the former is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-only, whereas the latter also has 4G/LTE connectivity.

The FCC has affirmed this state of affairs, which may suggest that analogous versions of the 46mm Watch 4, not to mention the Watch Active 4 (such as the SM-R865) may have the same. On that note, these additional wearables have yet to join the SM-R880 and R885 on this official website, although it has been the other way around for several others.

Nevertheless, this new FCC leak may represent further evidence that the Galaxy Watch 4 is indeed still primed for a debut in early August 2021. It is said to do so alongside the also potentially pricey Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-06-14 (Update: 2021-06-14)