Samsung's next-gen Galaxy Watches close in on a launch with a new 3C certification
The leak-faucet for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Active 4 is fully turned on at this stage. Model numbers that might correspond to several variants of these new wearables have reportedly surfaced courtesy of authorities such as the Wi-Fi Alliance, suggesting they are nearly ready for launch at this stage. Now, the Chinese regulator 3C has reportedly contributed to this spill of tips.
They body has approved the Samsung SM-R860, SM-R870, SM-R880 and SM-R890 for sale. One of these has also recently emerged as a potential Watch Active 4 candidate, whereas others might be flagship 4-series SKUs.
They have emerged in this new leak in the absence of additional rumored variants such as the SM-R885N, suggesting that this group consists of Bluetooth/Wi-Fi-only SKUs, with eSIM-enabled counterparts to follow shortly.
3C also seems to confirm that these non-4G/LTE units will ship with a charging cradle rated for 5V/1A wireless power: same as those of yesteryear. Therefore, it seems increasingly likely that neither the Watch Active 4 nor the Watch 4 will debut with significant battery or charging enhancements compared to their predecessors.