Samsung may launch Gear S4 with bigger battery alongside Galaxy Note 9 in August

By Sourabh Kulesh | Published on 15 Jun 2018

A report claimed that Gear S4 will have a 470 mAh battery and sport a PLP chip that will make the wearable thinner than its predecessors.

Samsung may launch Gear S4 with bigger battery alongside Galaxy Note 9 in August

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Samsung is expected to launch its rumoured smartwatch Gear S4 along with its second flagship of the year Galaxy Note 9 in August. If the reports are to be believed, Gear S4 (tentative name) will house a bigger battery than its predecessors. Also, Samsung is reported to have started the production of a panel level package (PLP) chip that will make the wearable thinner leaving more room for a bigger battery.

According to Ice universe on Weibo, Gear S4 battery will have a 470mAh battery, which is bigger than Gear S3’s is 380mAh. This might help Samsung, that launched Gear S3 in 2016, pit its new wearable against Apple Watch. With this launch, Samsung will be looking to regain the share it lost to other wearable manufacturing companies, including Xiaomi and Fitbit.

Some reports have claimed that Samsung's next smartwatch will be a combination of features from Gear S3 smartwatch and the Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker. The South Korean giant had shared some details regarding the product as part of a survey it sent out to members of its SmartLab Plus program.

Meanwhile, reports have suggested that launch of the Galaxy Note 9 has reportedly been delayed by a mere two weeks. This is because of a last-minute change that has been made to the design. The Samsung VP has asked for the front glass thickness to be reduced by 0.5mm. This means that the Galaxy Note 9 which was expected to have a 1.5 mm thick glass will now have slimmer glass on the front.

It is also expected that Galaxy Note 9 will bring with it an in-display fingerprint sensor and may launch with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Currently, the Galaxy S9+ offers the most amount of memory with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Recently, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was spotted on Geekbench. According to the listing, it was noted that the Note 9 may offer 6GB of RAM. It is possible that the Note 9 may come in two variants – 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. The GeekBench score of the Note 9 revealed scores of 2737 and 9064 on the single and multi-core tests respectively.

Speaking of rumoured specifications, the Galaxy Note 9 is tipped to feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It is expected to be powered by a 4000mAh battery, which is a lot more than the 3300mAh unit used in the Galaxy Note 8.

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