Samsung Gear S4 release date delayed until IFA 2018?

Samsung is widely rumoured to be unveiling a successor to its Gear S3 smartwatch in the near future, but what can you expect from the Gear S4? Here’s what the latest Gear S4 leaks suggest with regards to its design, specs and release date.

What is the Samsung Gear S4’s release date? That’s the question on the mind of many a smartwatch enthusiast these days.

While the Gear S4 is widely expected to be revealed later this year, opinion is divided as to exactly when that will be. Some speculation has it launching in August alongside the Galaxy Note 9 at a dedicated Samsung Unpacked event in New York, but a more recent leak points to it headlining the South Korean chaebol’s IFA 2018 efforts.

That’s according to SamsungMobile.News, which is tipping the Gear S4 to be unveiled alongside a Galaxy Tab 4 at the annual Berlin electronics mega-show.

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Now, SamsungMobile.News is a relative newbie on the mobile leaks scene, so take this one with your recommended daily intake of salt, but at the same time in makes sense – after all, Samsung has to have something to show off at IFA beyond new fridge-freezers.

Samsung Gear S4 Specs: New design and features revealed?

Prior to the unconfirmed Gear S4 release date ‘leak’ on Twitter, we were given a potential idea of what one of its headline features might be.

Over on Chinese social media network Weibo, generally reliable mobile tipster ‘Ice universe’ posted (H/T SamMobile) that the Gear S4 would feature a 470mAh battery – up from 380mAh on the Gear S3 and just 300mAh on the Samsung Gear Sport.

A heftier battery cell would likely mean that the Gear S4 lasts even longer than its predecessor, the Gear S3. We praised that device’s battery life in our Gear S3 review, so smartwatch enthusiasts might well have something to look forward to in the coming months.

Elsewhere, SamMobile has pointed to the Gear S4 coming available in three flavours: silver, gold and black colour options will apparently be available at launch. The site added that Samsung is likely to continue with its strategy of launching two distinct versions of the Gear S4 – a fashion-forward model and a sportier variant.

We’ll have to wait and see if these leaks turn out to be true, but it all sounds reasonable enough on paper.

Stay tuned, as we’ll update this article with all the latest Gear S4 news and rumours as they become available.

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