Samsung has announced the Galaxy Watch 4, and the Classic edition of it early this month through an Unpacked Event where it also unveiled the flagship foldable devices: the Galaxy Z Fold3, and the Galaxy Z Flip3. While it was a global launch, there was much anticipation around the products and their Indian launch as well as pricing. While the foldable device’s pricing is already out, Samsung India has now released the Indian variants pricing of the Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, and Galaxy Buds 2.
The Galaxy Watch 4 40mm Bluetooth variant costs Rs 23,999 and the 44mm model costs Rs 26,999. Likewise, the Galaxy Watch 4 40mm LTE model is priced at Rs 28,999, and the 44mm model retails at Rs 31,999. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, on the other hand, comes in three models, 42mm (LTE), 46mm (BT), 46mm (LTE), and are priced at Rs 36,999, Rs 34,999, Rs 39,999 respectively.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Buds 2 come at Rs 11,999. The pre-booking of both the Galaxy Watch 4 series and the Galaxy Buds 2 start from August 30th, 2021.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Series
The Galaxy Watch 4 models come in two variants: the Galaxy Watch 4, and the Classic Edition. And both models come in two different screen sizes: 40/44mm and 42/46mm. That means the lower sized model has a 1.2-inches screen with 396 x 396 resolution, and the higher model comes with a 1.4-inches screen with 450 x 450 resolution. However, all display models are Super AMOLED screens with Full Color Always-On display and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass with DX+ on top.
The Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic do differ in the materials they’re made of; the Galaxy Watch 4 uses a sport band, Armor Aluminum build and has a touch bezel to navigate within the UI. On the other hand, the Classic Edition uses some kind of Ridge sport band, has a stainless steel build, and comes with a rotating bezel.
The key features however remain the same on these smartwatches. They comprise advanced health and wellness features including Body Composition checkups, Sleep tracking, Blood Pressure monitoring, Blood Oxygen monitoring, ECG, to name a few. These watches support 5ATM and IP68 water and dust resistance ratings. Underneath, the watches run on an Exynos W920 dual-core chipset, which is a 1.18GHz 5nm processor.
They ship with Google’s WearOS, powered by Samsung. For those unaware, in Google’s I/O event, a while ago, Google and Samsung collaborated to make a more appealing operating system for the wearables by incorporating the prowess of WearOS, and Samsung’s Tizen OS. Both the Galaxy Watches come with a 247mAh battery that supports WPC-based wireless charging as well. The connectivity options on the watch models comprise LTE for selected models, alongside Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS.
Lastly, when it comes to colour options, the Galaxy Watch 4 40mm models come in Pink Gold, Black, and Silver. The 44mm models of the same feature in Black, Green, and Silver colours. The Classic Edition on the other hand comes in only two colour options: Black and Silver.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
The Galaxy Buds 2 are the next iteration TWS from Samsung, which claim to be the smallest and lightest that the company has ever made. The buds themselves feature a curve-shaped design and promise to have a secure and comfortable fit. The acclaimed premium sounding Galaxy Buds 2 are equipped with ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) technology to block ambient noise. The buds underneath comprise two-way dynamic speakers and also equip a three-mic system, which works on Machine Learning and promises a crystal clear sound quality.
The Galaxy Buds 2 come in a charging case and are Qi-compatible and offer quick wireless charging support. That means a quick five-minute charge should give around a sixty-minute of audio playback. The buds on the whole promise a twenty-hour playtime with ANC ON, which sounds promising.
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The Galaxy Buds 2 come in Graphite, White, Olive, and Lavender colour variants.