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Samsung Galaxy Watch4 series bridges health, wellness, and technology

Raising the bar on smartwatch experience

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Behold, Samsung decks out the new Galaxy Watch4 series!

The new lineup introduces the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic featuring the new WearOS by Samsung and Google. It’s also powered by OneUI and equipped with better hardware to redesign the smartwatch experience.

More importantly, the Galaxy Watch4 series delivers a suite of wellness features to achieve that fit and healthy lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.

Bridging health and technology

Samsung’s smartwatch lineup has just raised the bar for wearables. The Galaxy Watch4 series is equipped with a groundbreaking BioActive Sensor that helps users monitor their blood pressure, heart rate, and measure their blood oxygen level.

For a more holistic peek at your health, Samsung introduces a Body Composition analysis tool for the first time. You can check your skeletal muscle, fat mass, body fat, BMI, body water, etc.

It also comes with advanced sleep management to help you understand your sleeping patterns through Sleep Score, therefore, getting the rightful rest that you need. The sound of your snores is also detected through your smartphone, while the smartwatch tracks your blood oxygen level even if you’re asleep.

For those who are trying to add more exercise to their daily routines, the Galaxy Watch4 series serves guided workouts and plenty of features to aid you in your fitness journey.

Keeping it simple and easy

Samsung aims to make the smartwatch experience convenient and efficient for all kinds of users. With the new OneUI Watch, the Galaxy Watch4 series recognizes the most important settings on your phone and syncs it instantly. For instance, having Do Not Disturb on your phone will reflect the same setting on your watch. It also automatically downloads any apps on your phone that are compatible with the smartwatch.

There are new gestures too that work seamlessly when using Galaxy devices. You can toggle audio between your phone and watch, receive and reject calls, and dismiss notifications and alarms using just your wrist.

Good news to Bixby fans, if there are any. Bixby can be used to control your mobile experience. And if you’re watching the Galaxy Watch4 Classic, you can use the rotating bezel as well.

Supported by Google

Having the new WearOS, the fruit of collaboration between Samsung and Google, the Galaxy Watch4 series brings an expansive ecosystem to your wrist — from popular Google apps and Samsung’s very own Samsung Pay, SmartThings, and Bixby, to leading third-party apps such as Spotify, Strava, adidas Running, and Calm.

Better hardware performance

Samsung seriously upgraded the Galaxy Watch4 series with its first-ever 5nm processor, higher-resolution display, and expanded 16GB of memory for your favorite apps, music, and photos — secured by Samsung’s Knox security platform.

It’s also equipped with an eSim technology so you can leave your phone behind. And even when you’re away, the smartwatches now come with longer battery life, lasting up to 40 hours. It also charges quickly, providing up to 10 hours of battery life even if you charge for only 30 minutes.

Pricing and availability in the US

The Galaxy Watch4 series will be available for pre-order starting August 11 and will be available in retail stores on August 27.

For those who prefer the modern and minimalist watch, the Galaxy Watch4 will come in two sizes (40mm and 44mm), and four colors: Black, Silver, Pink Gold (4omm only), and Green (44mm only). It will retail for US$ 250 for Bluetooth versions and US$ 300 for LTE models.

The Galaxy Watch4 Classic, on the other hand, starts at US$ 350 for Bluetooth versions and US$ 400 for LTE models. It will be available in 42mm and 46mm variants in Black and Silver.

Pricing and availability in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the Galaxy Watch4 series will be available for pre-order starting August 19 until September 21. The Galaxy Watch4 will be available in two sizes (40mm and 44mm) with Black and Silver leading the color options. The Pink Gold (40mm) and Green (44mm) will be exclusive to Samsung’s Online Store.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch4 Classic will be available in 42mm and 46mm variants in Black and Silver. Pricing are as follows:

Galaxy Watch4 Classic 46mm (Black, Silver)

  • Bluetooth — PhP 19,990

Galaxy Watch4 Classic 42mm (Black, Silver)

  • Bluetooth — PhP 17,990

Galaxy Watch4 44mm (Black, Silver, Sophisticated Green)

  • Bluetooth — PhP 14,990

Galaxy Watch4 40mm (Black, Silver, Pink Gold)

  • Bluetooth — PhP 12,990

Pricing and availability in Singapore

In Singapore, will be available for pre-order starting August 11, 2021. Those who pre-order will be able to claim the device on September 2, 2021. Pricing are as follows:

Galaxy Watch4 Classic 46mm (Black, Silver)

  • Bluetooth — SG$ 598
  • LTE — SG$ 748

Galaxy Watch4 Classic 42mm (Black, Silver)

  • Bluetooth — SG$ 548
  • LTE — SG$ 698

Galaxy Watch4 44mm (Black, Silver, Green)

  • Bluetooth — SG$ 448
  • LTE — SG$ 548

Galaxy Watch4 40mm (Black, Silver, Gold)

  • Bluetooth — SG$ 398
  • LTE — SG$ 498

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Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G now in Singapore

A slight edge over its predecessor

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Samsung has quickly followed up the Galaxy A52 5G that was launched just months ago with the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G. These minor upgrades always drives us nuts, but it’s one of brands’ ways of making sure they always have something fresh to offer.

Let’s get down to the meat of it. You’re not going to find plenty of differences between the two. To be exact, in terms of components, the upgrade is primarily in the performance department. The Galaxy A52 5G sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chip with the Adreno 619 GPU. The Galaxy A52s 5G has been bumped up to the Snapdragon 778G and Adreno 642L GPU. Other than these two components, the rest of the phones are practically interchangeable.

Here’s a quick look at the Galaxy A52s 5G’s specs:

  • Display — 6.5″ FHD+ Super AMOLED, 120Hz
  • OS — Android, ONE UI
  • RAM and Storage — 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, supports microSD external storage up to 1TB
  • Processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, Adreno 642L GPU
  • Battery — 4,500mAh
  • Rear Cameras — 64MP f/1.8 main, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide, 5MP f/2.4 macro, 5MP f/2.4 depth
  • Front Camera – 32MP f/2.2

It’s every bit everything you’ve come to expect from the pretty excellent Galaxy A series. You have your usual sensors for security like Face Unlock and Fingreprint recognition. It also still has an IP67 rating giving you a little bit of piece of mind in wet and dusty scenarios.

Pricing and availability

The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G is currently available in Singapore through various telecommunication providers. These are M1, Singtel, and Starhub. It’s also available at Samsung Online StoreSamsung Experience Stores, and Samsung Official Stores in Lazada and Shopee.

Pricing are as follows:

  • 8GB+128GB — SG$ 548
  • 8GB+128GB — SG$ 548

From September 18 to October 10, consumers who purchase the Galaxy A52s 5G via telecommunication providers (M1, Singtel and StarHub) and Samsung Online Store can also enjoy SG$ 30 off their purchase of Galaxy Buds2.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy A52 5G: Redefining gaming phones

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AirPods 3 is still coming later this year

Already in production

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Annual tech events are often huge platforms for upcoming products. For example, Apple’s bigger launch event, usually held in the third quarter of the year, packs in the latest iPhones and other accessories. However, amid the latest devices launched last year, Apple has surprisingly left the vastly rumored AirPods 3 out of the equation. Despite the notable lack, the company is still gearing up for a launch for the wearable later this year.

According to a report from Digitimes (via Tech Radar), the upcoming AirPods 3 has already entered production. Apple is still preparing for a launch before the year ends. Unfortunately, the report does not confirm any other details for the wearable.

A new AirPods has been rumored since last year. However, the first rumors pegged the launch for the first half of this year. That timeframe, as we know now, has come to pass without so much as a peep about the AirPods 3.

Since then, additional reports revealed more details about the wearable. For example, the upcoming generation will supposedly have an in-ear design and carry a more attractive price tag. In fact, a leaked photo even adds more fuel to the fire. Still, without an actual launch, it’s hard to confirm whether the details are correct or not. Thankfully, we have a few months to confirm them.

SEE ALSO: Third generation AirPods leaked in photo

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Samsung bringing 108-megapixel camera to midrange

New rumor says

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The world of smartphone photography is blossoming. While the industry is swirling around 108-megapixel cameras, developers are already working on a 200-megapixel (and beyond) shooter. That said, it’s still taking a while for the industry-leading cameras to make their way to the midrange market. Samsung, based on a rumor, is finally working to make huge cameras more accessible to everyone with the upcoming Galaxy A73.

Currently, Samsung ships the 108-megapixel camera with its flagship lines, the Galaxy S and Note series. The Galaxy A series, on the other hand, cater to a midrange market, packing decent specs for a decent price. But until now, the aforementioned camera has not made its way to the series.

According to a new rumor, an upcoming Galaxy A model, the Galaxy A73, will sport the 108-megapixel camera when it launches. At the moment, Samsung has not confirmed or announced the new model yet. Other rumors haven’t substantially hinted at the release date either.

Most recently, Samsung launched its latest foldables, marking a new generation for the company. On the other hand, Samsung isn’t set to launch a new Galaxy A model yet. The rumor can certainly fall flat, but it does hold a promising future when the industry’s best smartphones are finally making their way to more affordable phones.

SEE ALSO: Dancing in the rain? Capture it with the Galaxy A52 5G

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