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Samsung SM-R800 wearable codenamed "Galileo" might debut later this year as the Gear S4

Samsung Gear S3 pocket watch concept
Samsung Gear S3 pocket watch concept
More than a year since the launch of a new flagship smartwatch, Samsung is on its way to bringing the Gear S4 at IFA. A recent unofficial report reveals that a wearable codenamed "Galileo" and bearing the SM-R800 model number is under development and will be released in the last quarter of this year.

Last year, when the President of Samsung’s mobile division, DJ Koh, talked about the release of a new smartwatch, everyone expected the Gear S4. However, Samsung surprised everyone by releasing the Gear Sport instead. Now, we hear that the Gear S3 flagship wearable could get a successor at this year's IFA trade show.

According to an exclusive report by SamMobile, "Samsung is now working on a new smartwatch bearing model number SM-R800 and codename Galileo." The same source reveals that this device is very likely to arrive later this year as the Gear S4. Looking back, the model numbers of the three previous Samsung smart wearables are these: SM-R600 for the Gear Sport, SM-R760 for the Gear S3 Classic, and SM-R770 for the Gear S3 Frontier.

In addition to the above, SamMobile's co-founder Martin Reinders also revealed during a Facebook Live session that the next-gen Samsung Gear wearable will come with improved health and fitness capabilities provided by S Health, such as more in-depth sleep tracking features. Obviously, various hardware changes will be included as well, but there are no details about them yet.

There is no information about the price of the upcoming Samsung SM-R800 "Galileo" wearable, but it will probably arrive at IFA 2018 at the end of August, like its predecessor. Since the launch of the Gear S4 seems to be at least a few months ahead of us, you might want to check the Gear S3 review below. After all, as the release of its successor is getting close, the chance to snag the Gear S3 for an excellent price increases.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-30 (Update: 2018-03-30)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.