Rendered images of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 have been posted online and offer a first look at the design of the watch.
These images were originally published by 91Mobile. It claims to have been obtained from a “trusted industry source” and they cover many of the aspects we might see on Samsung’s own website once launched.
They suggest the Galaxy Watch 4 will look very different from that Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. Judging by these images alone, Samsung seems to have ditched the pretext of making it look like a regular watch and has embraced the classic smartwatch design in full.
The last model’s raised bezel has been abandoned in favor of a full glass surface that is more similar to the Galaxy Watch Active 2.
However, it’s possible that these images represent just one of the two rumored 40mm and 44mm sizes of the Galaxy Watch 4, and that the others look a little different.
Other details can also be found in the design. For example, there is no obvious rotating bezel or crown that could be used as a dial.
This suggests that the Galaxy Watch 4, and therefore the Google Wear software it is expected to run, will be based almost entirely on touchscreen controls. In the past few years, Samsung watches have excelled at using rotatable bezel controls, and those days may be over.
91Mobiles also suggests that the pictures show that the watch has military-grade ruggedness, 5 ATM water resistance, GPS, and gorilla glass screen protector. The actual published images are a little too low resolution to see these details clearly, but the site may have access to higher resolution versions.
These leaked images still might prove illegitimate, but they definitely look like it. The Galaxy Watch 4 is expected to go on sale on August 11th, while some suggest it will be announced two weeks earlier, on July 28th.