Samsung Gear S4 (Galaxy Watch) to have a bigger battery than its predecessors

As the official reveal of the Samsung Gear S4 (a.k.a Galaxy Watch) inches closer, more an more leaks are helping us paint a clearer picture of what to expect from the long-awaited successor to the Gear S3.We recently learned that the Gear S4 may be released in August, alongside the Galaxy Note 9, and may be available in two sizes at launch, much like the Apple Watch, but a new tidbit of information, courtesy of serial leaksterĀ Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), sheds some light on the battery that will allegedly be powering the upcoming smartwatch.

According to a recent post by Ice Universe on Chinese blogging site Weibo, the Gear S4 (or Galaxy Watch, or whatever it ends up being called) will feature a 470mAh battery, which, if true, is a healthy bump up from the batteries found in the Gear S3 and the Gear Sport (which had 380mAh and 300mAh capacities, respectively).

Considering how well the Gear S3 and Gear Sport handled their batteries, each managing to last an average of two days on a single charge, the Gear S4 could be a beast when it comes to battery life. Of course, it may also feature more bells and whistles than its predecessors, which will surely drain the battery quicker, but we’ll have to wait and see. And it seems like there’s not a lot of waiting left, as the latest reports from Korea pin the Gear S4 for a launch in early August.

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