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This may be your first look at a real Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

There's also a brief peek at Samsung's Wear OS interface.
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August 2, 2021
TL;DR
  • A leak appears to show the first live photos of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.
  • The pictures also give a very brief glimpse of Samsung’s Wear OS interface.
  • You should learn more at Unpacked on August 11.

You might not have to settle for renders of Samsung’s next Galaxy Watch. As Android Police reports, 91mobiles has obtained photos of what it says is the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic — including a quick glance at its software.

The images appear to reveal a Galaxy Watch 4 Classic that lines up with rumors, including its conventional-looking bezel (in black- or silver-colored steel) and included straps that extend right to the case. The Classic will reportedly come in water-resistant 42mm and 46mm case sizes, both of which would use a high-capacity 361mAh battery, a new Exynos W920 chip, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.

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Both examples also show Samsung’s One UI Watch running on real hardware, if just some introductory screens. The full interface is expected to riff on Google’s Wear OS revamp with elements from Tizen software.

Samsung is expected to introduce both the Classic and the regular Galaxy Watch 4 at its Unpacked event on August 11, with a release relatively soon after. The higher-end watch might be priced at $399, or roughly $100 more than its regular counterpart.

The Classic doesn’t appear to be a radical reinvention of the Galaxy Watch hardware formula, provided the photos are accurate. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, however. This suggest Samsung will stick with a generally well-received external design while focusing on improved software and performance — those aspects that clearly needed the most upgrades.