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Samsung’s MWC event

Samsung MWC 2021

Mobile World Congress (MWC) starts next Monday, and leaving aside the in-person vs virtual debacle around the event, and company drop-outs, we’re just starting to see some of the players step up. 

  • It won’t be the must-see MWC of the past, but there’s some hope.

Those hopes start with Samsung, which announced a virtual event for Monday, June 28:

  • The announcement post says Samsung will “be unveiling its vision for the future of smartwatches at the event with new opportunities for both developers and users designed to deliver a new era of smartwatch experiences.”
  • New smartwatches make sense here, with expectations of a Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch launch.
  • There’s also expected to be more detail about the Google-Samsung partnership with WearOS.
  • Samsung will also talk about, well, less interesting areas, such as the “latest security enhancements and innovations.”

Galaxy Watch 4 expectations:

  • It looks like the Galaxy Watch 4, expected to be available in at least two sizes, passed FCC certification in the past week or two.
  • The rumors point to a circular design and rotating bezel watch again, though we haven’t seen render leaks or really detailed specs either.
  • The health elements are expected to be a pulse oximeter, heart rate sensor, blood pressure monitoring, and ECG, as in previous devices, but the potential for additional health-monitoring tech is intriguing. 
  • We heard early rumors of blood glucose monitoring in January,

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