5 Reasons to Wait for the Samsung Gear S4 & 2 Reasons Not To

Samsung is reportedly working on a brand new Gear S4 smartwatch and it could arrive alongside the Galaxy Note 9 later this year. With a release on the way, some of you should start thinking about waiting for the Gear S4 to arrive.

As we start pushing into the summer, we’re starting to hear more about Samsung’s plans for the rest of the year. We know the company is working on a Galaxy Note 9. We know it’s working on Android 8.1 Oreo and Bixby 2.0. And we now know that it’s working on a new smartwatch.

Samsung Gear S4 rumors first emerged earlier this year. While vague, we learned the company’s next smartwatch was being developed under the codename Galileo as model number SM-R800. Since then, Gear S4 rumors have started to pickup and the big picture is slowly coming together.

Last year, Samsung chose not to release a true successor for the Tizen-powered Gear S3 smartwatch is launched in late 2016. Instead, the company announced the Gear Sport.

This year, it looks like Samsung will release a true Apple Watch competitor and there are already some great reasons to think about waiting for the Gear S4 to arrive before investing in a new smartwatch.

Gear S4 rumors are pointing to a new color, a bigger battery, a thinner design, and wireless charging. Samsung’s also reportedly cooking up a wireless charger for the Gear S4. The accessory just cleared the Korean Radio Research Agency.

We don’t know what the charger looks like but there’s a very good chance it looks similar to the wireless charger Samsung released for the Gear S3.

The accessory will likely be a cradle that lets Gear S4 users charge the smartwatch simply by setting the device down on the charger. Pricing is unknown.

There are also a few reasons why you might want to skip the Gear S4 and go with something else. In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to wait for the Gear S4 and a few reasons why you might want to start looking elsewhere.

Wait for Great Battery Life

Wait for Great Battery Life

Samsung's Gear S3 features a 380 mAh battery. The device delivers decent battery life, but it looks like Samsung will be upgrading the Gear S4.

According to noted leakster Ice Universe, Samsung's next flagship smartwatch will come with a much larger 470 mAh battery.

The change, if real, would help the device improve on the experience the company delivered back in 2016 with the Gear S3. 

If you're interested in a Samsung smartwatch and you want the best battery life possible, wait for the Gear S4 to arrive. 

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