Google’s big announcement at I/O last month was the beginning of a partnership with Samsung on Wear OS and we’re yet to see how that’s materialised because currently there’s no smartwatch running that new version of WearOS.

Well, Samsung has now stated that they want to take stage at MWC 2021 later this month on 28th June at 10:45 PM IST and host an event around smartwatches, which could hint that a new Galaxy Watch may be on the horizon.

As per the listing of the event on the official Mobile World Congress website, Samsung is expected to tell us more about the “Galaxy ecosystem” as well as the “new watch experience.” Samsung also goes on to say that they are “reimagining smartwatches.”

Now, we already know for a fact that the upcoming Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 will run the refreshed version of Wear OS, and they will be the first non-Tizen smartwatches from Samsung in years. But because of the way Samsung’s worded the event title, we could either see the launch of a new Samsung Galaxy Watch, or a session that shows us more of WearOS and Samsung’s role in the partnership.

Google announced its partnership with Samsung on Wear OS at I/O 2021

We’ve previously covered notable tipster Ice Universe hint at a Q2 2021 launch for the Galaxy Watch 4 lineup and MWC is a big enough event by name for Samsung to unveil such a product. It’s also worth noting that Mobile World Congress, in a pre-pandemic world, has been an Expo that both Samsung and Google participate in, in a big way. Both giants did withdraw from physical participation in this year’s edition over concerns of staff health, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Samsung grace the event with a major product launch.

Speaking of notable leaks around the Galaxy Watch 4 lineup, Ice Universe did reveal more mid-way through May. As per the reliable tipster, the Galaxy Watch Active 4 will likely feature a new 5nm processor, a titanium alloy frame and 2D glass on top. He also mentions that Samsung won’t be taking ‘Tizen’ off the name of its smartwatch software completely. In fact, TizenWear OS is the name Samsung could settle for.

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