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Samsung's next-gen Galaxy Watches close in on a launch with a new 3C certification

The Galaxy Watch 4 might be here soon. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Watch 4 might be here soon. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung is thought to introduce the Galaxy Watch 4 and Active 4 lines of smartwatches during its next major product event. Now, another domino in this rumored sequence might have fallen, in the form of 3C certification for new wearables from this OEM. It may confirm earlier leaks pointing to nearly unchanged charging specs for one new Active SKU.
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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.

Then again, they are also still slated to launch with the new version of Wear OS, to run on a new 5nm processor, later in 2021.

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3C registers 4 new Samsung wearables. (Source: 3C via MyFixGuide)
3C registers 4 new Samsung wearables. (Source: 3C via MyFixGuide)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-06- 9 (Update: 2021-06- 9)