Rumors of an incoming Samsung Galaxy Ring continue to gain momentum. Still, it may not be here for a few months yet – the latest indication is that the intelligent ring won’t see the light of day until the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 launch.
According to the South Korean outlet The Elec (via Android Authority), this is. We know the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 was launched in July 2023, so you would think the Z Fold 6 and the Galaxy Ring will arrive around July 2024.
Perhaps not: as well as suggesting the intelligent ring will arrive at the same time as the foldable, it also mentions the third quarter of 2024, which indicates both these devices may be launched in August, September, or October.
The Elec then says that an early 2025 launch for the Galaxy Ring is also possible. It would seem that there’s still a lot of uncertainty about how soon the device will be ready for the consumer market.
The second half of 2024 or early 2025 is somewhat later than expected. Previous rumors had pegged the launch date to January 2024, which would’ve meant the bright ring launching at the same time as the Samsung Galaxy S24 series.
We’ve also seen pictures of the wearable inside Samsung apps, another indication that it could be about to appear. Other reports of the Galaxy Ring being in production have also mentioned a 2024 appearance.
There are a few more tidbits from the article on The Elec. Only one model of the Samsung Galaxy Ring is in production, though it will come in four sizes to fit as many finger types as possible.
Moreover, Samsung is also considering seeking medical approval for the device; it seems that would mean regulatory approval for readings taken by various sensors (like a heart rate sensor) and could push the launch date back further.
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