Could the rumored upgrades regarding the Samsung Gear S4 be enough for the device to own its biggest rival

Published By: Ken Bock on January 11, 2017 12:45 pm EST

If recent rumors are to be believed, then both Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS:SSNLF) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are tipped to roll out their next-generation smartwatch devices before the end of the year. However, recent developments suggest that the former could potentially have a major upper hand against its greatest nemesis in the tech market.

Samsung has already confirmed plans to mass produce its Exynos 7 Dual 7270 processing chipset which is specifically designed for wearables. Interestingly, this upcoming processor is designed to be first in its class to offer full connectivity thanks to its LTE modem integration. Also, this upcoming hardware will be the first-ever wearable processing chipset which will fully support mobile applications. Moreover, the upcoming Exynos 7 Dual 7270 incorporates super-fast processing with efficient energy consumption capabilities in a significantly compact solution. If the upcoming Gear S4 is powered by this upcoming processor, then not only will the device offer users super-fast processing and longer lasting battery life, but it will also significantly slash away unnecessary bulkiness associated with its predecessor model, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier.

It’s no secret that the current Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is one of the most powerful smartwatch devices available in the market these days. However, its bulky design and heavier-than-average weight are seen as the wearable’s two greatest drawbacks. Although not every smartwatch user has complaints regarding such a matter, but Samsung will undoubtedly focus on correcting such issues when it rolls out its next-generation smartwatch.

If Samsung truly intends to launch a faster, more energy-efficient and slimmer smartwatch in 2017, then such a wearable could potentially have all the makings to give the upcoming Apple Watch 3 a significantly tough time. Let’s wait for Apple’s move.