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Samsung is developing the LTE Gear S4 in the US

The successor to the Gear S3 smartwatch is due to be released later this year. We exclusively reported last month that Samsung has now started developing the Gear S4 bearing model number SM-R800. Some new information has now surfaced which reveals that the new smartwatch is being developed by Samsung in the United States.

Samsung didn’t release the Gear S3’s successor last year and launched the Gear Sport instead. That smartwatch is basically a cross between the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier. More fitness-focused than some of Samsung’s other smartwatches, it didn’t quite feel like a true successor to the Gear S3.

Gear S4 development underway

We reported last month that the SM-R800 is likely going to be launched as the Gear S4 later this year. It’s referred to as the Galileo internally. The report also mentioned that aside from improved internals, Samsung would also add improved health and fitness features to the smartwatch. It’s expected to offer more in-depth sleep tracking as well.

The LTE variants of the Gear S4 have entered development in the United States and it appears that they will be available on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. It also appears that the smartwatch may be offered in two different versions or sizes. This will likely become more clear in the days to come as additional information concerning Samsung’s new smartwatch inevitably surfaces.

We previously reported that Samsung is planning to release this smartwatch in the fourth quarter of this year. It’s unclear as yet how much it’s going to charge for the Gear S4 but one can reasonably expect it to be priced at a couple of hundred dollars at least.

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sammorphous
sammorphous

I can’t wait for new S4. I hope it will be on time.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

The LTE version of the S3 never made it to UK shores, which is annoying because the S2 did… although it was 11 months later than release. Apple watch LTE is exclusive to the only American network in the UK… Surprise surprise. Would appreciate a larger release of LTE variants – as I would have got that version had it been released. though I like my gear S3 – battery life has improved again, but still not like pre-Tizen 3.0 – still, I can get through at least one full day (24hrs on my wrist) with around 40% battery.

pmenzies
pmenzies

Would be nice if they would develop an elegant version as well – they are bulky compared to Apple

Shenoysiddhant
Shenoysiddhant

Wouldn’t care less unless the late version is launched in India

Deke218
Deke218

Nope. Nada. Not gonna fall for it again Samsung. I have an LTE version of the Gear S3. Loved it… to the very day Samsung pushed the Tizen 3.0 update. I’m lucky to make it home with any power these days. This is a common an well known problem that to date Samsung refused to address or fix. I’m going with Timex for my next “Smart Watch.”

CrunchyFrog
CrunchyFrog

I suffered the same on my S3 about here’s what fixed it. On your phone delete the Samsung Gear app and all related plugins then reboot the phone. Do a factory reset on the watch, reinstall the Gear app on the phone and he through setup. Don’t restore the watch backup. Now my S3 with the Tizen 3 update works like new.

sammorphous
sammorphous

Yes, it worked for me too.

David Fink
David Fink

An improved processor and memory will be a welcome addition. I find the s3 to be a bit slow at times. Hopefully, it continues to be manly unlike the s2, sport, and apple watch