News Categories

Apple Watch Series 4 to have a new design with more sensors and longer battery life?

By Cookie Monster - on 28 Mar 2018, 3:00am

Apple Watch Series 4 to have a new design with more sensors and longer battery life?

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released his latest report which covers the upcoming Apple Watch Series 4. 

According to the reliable analyst, the Apple Watch Series 4 will be launched in Q3 with a new, "more trendy from factor design", more sensors and better battery life. Kuo claims that the display will be 15% larger though he made no mention on whether the chassis will be bigger as well.

It is possible that the new design makes uses of thinner bezels to accommodate a bigger display without increasing the footprint of the watch. However, the rumor of a bigger battery capacity suggests otherwise.

Kuo added that the Apple Watch Series 4 will have enhanced health monitoring features thanks to upgrades in the sensors. It is revealed previously that Apple has a patent application for calculating blood pressure with the Apple Watch and a sensor-equipped band.

The sensor-equipped band could be one of the interchangeable "smart watch bands" which will reportedly bring a "game-changing health feature" to the Apple Watch. One possible application of these "smart watch bands" is integrating optical sensors with the Apple Watch to monitor blood sugar levels

Future models of the Apple Watch are also expected to go beyond basic heart rate monitoring; they will come with built-in EKG features to assess the health of the wearer's heart and potentially spot cardiac problems early. 

The launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 later this year and the expected lowering of prices of older models are likely to drive more sales. Kuo predicts that up to 24 million Apple Watches could be sold this year which translates to an increase of 30% year-over-year.

Source: 9to5Mac

Join HWZ's Telegram channel here and catch all the latest tech news!
Our articles may contain affiliate links. If you buy through these links, we may earn a small commission.