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  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 could be released this summer, a report says
  • The upcoming wearables will not come with a blood sugar monitoring feature, according to the report
  • They reportedly will be launched at an Unpacked event happening in July or August

All eyes are on the next Samsung Unpacked event, which reports say could happen around July or August. Most are anticipating the official release of several phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, the Z Flip and possibly the S21 FE, but they may not be the only highlights of the event.

The tech giant is also set to launch new wearables, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4, this summer, according to a report from the Korean news outlet Money Today, first spotted by Twitter user and leaker FrontTron

The report said both wearables will run on Wear OS by Google, something that may be startling considering the company has relied on its in-house Tizen platform to act as the operating system in past wearables.

The shift to Wear OS is reportedly due to the limitations of the Tizen OS. The latter lacked third-party apps, something that may have triggered Samsung to work with Google once more.

According to the report, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will come in two sizes: 42mm and 46mm. The Samsung Galaxy Active 4, on the other hand, will be available in 40mm and 42mm variants.

The difference between the two is that the Watch 4 will be in the form of a traditional watch design, while the Active 4 will sport a casual and simple design.

While the features of the two Samsung wearables remain under wraps, neither will include a "non-invasive blood sugar measuring sensor," the report said. For now, there is no official word on when this feature will be available in Samsung wearables.

The Samsung wearables may still come with other health-tracking features such as a pulse oximeter, heart rate sensor or even ECG. The Watch 4 could also come with a 240 mAh battery, while the Active 4 could have a 350 mAh cell, which would be larger than that of its predecessor.

In terms of pricing, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is expected to be a bit pricier compared to the Galaxy Watch 3, which started at $399. How much it would ultimately cost interested buyers will depend on the features it will come with.

Samsung smartwatch Samsung employees were recently seen wearing Gear smartwatches that are running Wear OS instead of Tizen. Photo: Reuters/Beawiharta