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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 specs: 5nm processor and ‘narrowed’ bezel mentioned in reliable leaker’s report

Photo credit: Emiliano Cicero (@emilianocicero) / Unsplash

Samsung might not have a new Galaxy Note to announce this year, but the tech giant appears to have many new products still waiting to be revealed. One of the most anticipated devices from Samsung is the Galaxy Watch Active 4, and a reliable leaker suggests there are significant improvements to expect.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 specs

There are two types of smartwatches Samsung is expected to release in 2021. But the report from well-known tech leaker Ice Universe focused on the specs and some design elements of the Galaxy Watch Active 4.

The tipster reported that the Galaxy Watch Active 4 will be powered by a new 5nm processor, which is a massive improvement from its predecessor. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3 were both launched with the 10nm Exynos 9110. While the report did not mention CPU specifications, the new chip is very likely to pack more power compared to the Exynos 9110’s dual-core 1.15GHz Cortex-A53.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 design

As for its form factor, the Galaxy Watch Active 4 will reportedly sport 2D glass and narrower bezels. The latter should be a welcome change since Samsung’s sporty smartwatch tend to have big bezels in previous years. Unfortunately, the leak does not mention specific screen sizes.

Another very interesting detail Ice Universe provided was about the operating system. Thanks to Google I/O last Tuesday, it has been practically confirmed that the Galaxy Watch Active 4 will run on a new operating system. Google and Samsung co-developed a unified platform that merges Wear OS and Tizen. In Ice Universe’s report, the operating system was referred to as “TizenWear OS.” This is quite interesting because Google implied this week that a final name for the unified OS has yet to be decided.

Meanwhile, Ice Universe described the Galaxy Watch Active 4 as having “excellent frame texture” that could be made from titanium alloy. But Roland Quandt, another very reliable source, has chimed in and said there would be two models with different frames that are made of aluminum and stainless steel. Having two different frame designs also corresponds with an earlier report from SamMobile claiming Samsung would release two new sporty smartwatches in 2021.

Photo by Emiliano Cicero on Unsplash

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