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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series, Galaxy Buds 2 launched: price, specifications

Highlights

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series and Galaxy Buds 2 have debuted today
  • The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic runs on the new One UI Watch interface
  • The Galaxy Buds 2 come with ANC support

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic, and Galaxy Buds 2 have launched today. These products were made official alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 flagship phones.

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The Galaxy Watch 4 series ships with Wear OS and One UI Watch, which offers a combined experience of Wear OS and Tizen OS. It gives access to Google Play Store and better integration between the Galaxy smartwatch and smartphone. The Galaxy Buds 2 are Samsung’s smallest and lightest TWS earbuds. They come with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) support.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic specifications and features

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic smartwatches run on Wear OS

The Galaxy Watch 4 features an aluminium case. The 40mm variant of the smartwatch has a 1.4-inch S-AMOLED display that offers 450 x 350 pixels resolution, whereas the 44mm model features a 1.2-inch S-AMOLED screen that delivers 396 x 396 pixels resolution. Both smartwatches offer display features like Always On Display and Gorilla Glass with DX+ protection.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is a premium offering with a stainless-steel case. Its 46mm edition features a 1.4-inch S-AMOLED display that produces 450 x 450 pixels resolution. Its 42mm model has a 1.2-inch S-AMOLED screen that delivers 396 x 396 pixels resolution. The displays of both watches are safeguarded by Gorilla Glass DX.

The all-new Exynos W920 chipset powers the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. Both models are equipped with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. Both smartwatches run on Wear OS, which is overlaid with One UI Watch 3.

As far as health sensors are concerned, the Watch 4 models offer a BioActive Sensor, a combination of three sensors such as optical heart rate, electrical heart, and bioelectrical impedance analysis. These sensors can measure heart rate, monitor blood pressure, detect irregular heartbeat, measure blood oxygen level, and calculate body composition. The Watch 4 watches include other sensors such as an accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, and light sensor.

The Galaxy Watch 4 series offer connectivity features like Wi-Fi 5, LTE through e-SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and GPS. When it comes to durability, both models offer 5ATM water-resistance, IP68, and MIL-STD-810G ratings. The Galaxy Watch 4 duo are compatible with Android devices with 1.5GB of RAM and Android 6.0 or higher. The 44mm/46mm Galaxy Watch 4 models are packed with a 361mAh battery, whereas the 40mm/42mm models are powered by a 247mAh battery. The Watch 4 series carries support for WPC-based wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 specifications and features

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 comes with ANC support

The Galaxy Buds 2 offer 2-way (woofer+ tweeter) speakers for richer bass. Each earbud has a 61mAh battery, and the charging case has a 472mAh battery. With ANC on, they offer playtime up to 20 hours and with ANC turned off, they deliver playtime of 29 hours.

The Buds 2 features 3 microphones for ANC while listening to music. For noise-free voice calls, it is equipped with a dedicated Voice pickup unit (VPU) that assists in enhancing the voice of the user to the other party. The new TWS earbuds by Samsung comes with other features such as Qi-certified wireless charging, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and IPX2 water resistance.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Buds 2 pricing and availability

The Galaxy Watch 4’s Bluetooth and LTE variants are priced at $249 (~$18,500) and $299 (~Rs 22,200) respectively. It comes in 40mm and 44mm sizes. The 40mm version will be available in colours like Black, Silver, and Pink Gold, whereas the 44mm model will be available in hues like Black, Silver, and Green.

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic starts at $349 (~Rs 25,300) for the Bluetooth variant, whereas its LTE model begins at $399 (~Rs 29,650). The 42mm and 46mm variants of the Watch 4 Classic come in Black and Silver colours. The company will be also selling a special rhodium-plated Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Thom Browne limited edition in late September in the US. The Galaxy Watch 4 series will be available for pre-orders in select markets starting from August 11th. The retail availability of the Watch 4 models will start from August 27th.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are priced at $149 (~Rs 11,100). They come in colours like Graphite, White, Olive, and Lavender. Samsung is expected to confirm the pricing of the Galaxy Buds 2 and Watch 4 series for India soon.

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Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.