MWC Barcelona 2021 Highlights: Samsung confirms upcoming Galaxy Watch models will support new Wear OS, features | HT Tech

MWC Barcelona 2021 Highlights: Samsung confirms upcoming Galaxy Watch models will support new Wear OS, features

Samsung, Lenovo Virtual Event at MWC Barcelona 2021 Livestream Updates: Samsung is all set to make several important announcements on the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2021 event. Keep up with the company's announcements below. 

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Jun 28 2021, 23:40 IST
Lenovo, Samsung to Host Virtual Event at Mobile world congress MWC Barcelona 2021 Tonight
Lenovo, Samsung to Host Virtual Event at Mobile world congress MWC Barcelona 2021 Tonight (Samsung)

MWC Barcelona 2021 Livestream Updates: This year's Mobile World Congress is already off to a promising start, with Qualcomm announcing its Snapdragon 888 Plus processor that will power upcoming flagship Android smartphones. Later today, Samsung is set to make announcements related to its Galaxy ecosystem of connected devices, smartwatches,  as well as its security system Knox. While Samsung usually launches hardware during a Galaxy Unpacked event, it looks like Samsung could launch a new smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 4 during this event. 

From the company's upcoming Galaxy Watch 4 that is rumoured to arrive today, to announcements about the company's Knox security platform, you can keep track of all of Samsung's announcements at its Galaxy MWC Virtual Event at Mobile World Congress 2021 here. 

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11:15 PM | MWC Barcelona 2021 Livestream Updates: Galaxy Upcycling gets a boost

Samsung has also updated its Galaxy Upcycling program so make its older devices more useful for consumers so they don't throw them away so quickly. This includes pushing software updates to older Galaxy devices that will let them work as smart home devices like light sensors and baby or pet monitors, while the company also works on improving its packaging to be more sustainable. We've previously covered the company's efforts as part of the program and you can read more about it here

 

11:12 PM | MWC Barcelona 2021 Livestream Updates: Samsung discusses evolution of Samsung Knox, Knox Vault

Samsung's powerful new Knox Vault and Knox Vault Storage which featured on the company's Galaxy S21 devices. The company details the improvements made to its platform,  including a partnership with IBM and Secusmart to enhance its platform security on its hardware offerings. Samsung is also working towards secure digital IDs with its eID system, according to the company. 

 

11:01 PM | MWC Barcelona 2021 Livestream Updates: Samsung reveals more details about its upcoming Galaxy Watches 

Samsung has confirmed that its upcoming Galaxy Watches will come with the new Wear OS created in partnership with Google. Settings will look more come closer to the company's One UI interface on its smartphones. Apps will also download to the watch automatically and blocked numbers will also sync to the wearable devices. The company will reveal more at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event. 

 

Samsung says it will continue to support older Tizen smartwatches, which will be updated to the new Wear OS. 
Samsung says it will continue to support older Tizen smartwatches, which will be updated to the new Wear OS.  (Samsung)
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Samsung says it will continue to support older Tizen smartwatches, which will be updated to the new Wear OS.  (Samsung)

10:51 PM | MWC Barcelona 2021 Livestream Updates: Samsung discusses innovation in Samsung Galaxy ecosystem

Samsung executives discuss the company's software-hardware integration across its ecosystem, including the Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy Tab, the Galaxy Book and much more. The company is highlighting some of the technology Samsung has added over the past year.

 

10:42 PM | MWC Barcelona 2021 Livestream Updates: Samsung might also reveal details about its upcoming foldable devices

A great deal of coverage has been focused on Samsung's upcoming foldable devices, the rumoured Galaxy Z Flip 3 nd the Galaxy Z Fold 3. These devices are widely considered two of the most noteworthy foldable devices that could arrive this year, but will we see them at the event? The teaser for the event sows a silhouette of a foldable device, which means anything is possible .   

 

10:35 PM | MWC Barcelona 2021 Livestream Updates: Samsung Galaxy MWC Virtual Event about to begin

With less than 10 minutes to go for the official live stream to begin, it's time to tune in to Samsung's live stream to keep track of all the latest updates coming to the company's products and services. You can tune into the live event by visiting the company's live stream of the event on YouTube. 

 

10:09 PM | MWC Barcelona 2021 Livestream Updates: The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 - what we know so far 

We have previously reported that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 could be launched in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm. The company could launch the Galaxy Watch 4 in both Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi + LTE models which could be powered by a 240mAh battery. According to leaks and various reports, the new wearable smartwatch could come in four colour variants – black, silver, dark green and rose gold. It could also support NFC connectivity. On the durability front, the Galaxy Watch 4 is expected to come with water resistance up to 5ATM, Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ protection, and MIL-STD 810G durability certification.

 

9:30 PM | MWC Barcelona 2021 Livestream Updates: Samsung could announce the Galaxy Watch 4 today

The South Korean tech giant could introduce the rumoured Galaxy Watch 4, the first watch from the company expected to sport the new hybrid between Samsung's in-house Tizen OS and Google's Wear OS. Earlier today, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 support pages have gone live on the company's India, Caribbean and Russian websites, which point toward the wearable's imminent launch.

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First Published Date: 28 Jun, 21:31 IST
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