The upcoming Galaxy Watch 4 series is the most crucial Wear OS release since the platform’s inception, and according to leaks, it’s shaping up to be something special. Today, a fresh report claims that storage on the Galaxy Watch 4 will be double that of any other Wear OS smartwatch.

According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Watch 4 series will see a performance boost from its new chip, the Exynos W920. Alongside the added power, too, will be additional memory and storage. On the RAM front, 1.5GB are apparently on board, roughly a 50% increase over most current Wear OS smartwatches.

Storage, though, will be doubled on the Galaxy Watch 4 series to a whopping 16GB. That’s four times what was available on the original Galaxy Watch and, as mentioned, twice that of modern Wear OS smartwatches and last year’s Galaxy Watch 3. Notably, though, this is still considerably less than what’s in the latest Apple Watch with the Series 6 model offering 32GB of onboard storage. That device, though, is understood to only have 1GB of RAM.

How might you use 16GB of storage on a Wear OS smartwatch like the Galaxy Watch 4? It all depends on usage, really. Apps may take up a fair bit of space, especially as the catalog grows thanks to Google’s renewed interest in the platform. I suspect, though, that offline music through YouTube Music and Spotify will be a much bigger storage hoarder for most folks.

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