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The Galaxy Ring from Samsung is expected to be available in four different sizes and could possibly debut alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 6.


An Oura Ring rests on a stone surface, displaying its Gen 3 label.

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  • A recent speculation indicates that the Galaxy Ring may be released in the third quarter of 2024 or possibly early 2025.

  • According to the rumor, Samsung is producing the smart ring in four different sizes.

  • Samsung’s potential launch in 2025 could indicate their pursuit of medical approval.

The details surrounding Samsung’s Galaxy Ring are still largely unknown, as there have been limited leaks. However, a recent rumor may have revealed new information and confirmed the expected release date.

At the moment, the Galaxy Ring is in the stage of advanced development, which comes before mass production. As reported by The Elec, Samsung is focusing on creating a single model of the smart ring, rather than a Plus or Ultra version, in four different sizes. These sizes are meant to cater to a range of finger sizes. In contrast, Oura offers up to eight sizes for their smart ring.

The product is currently deemed too large for commercial release, according to the source. Samsung is said to be striving for maximum functionality and will likely eliminate certain features in order to decrease the size during the production process.

According to reports, Samsung is aiming to launch the Galaxy Ring in either the third quarter of 2024 or the first quarter of 2025. There is speculation that the Galaxy Ring may be released alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6. Previous rumors have suggested a possible release in late 2024 or early 2025. However, another rumor from tipster Ice Universe suggests that the smart ring could debut in January 2024, in conjunction with the launch of the Galaxy S24 series.

It has been rumored that Samsung may be seeking approval from medical authorities for the device. According to sources, the typical timeline for product development is 7-8 months, and obtaining medical approval would add an extra 10-12 months. Therefore, if Samsung is indeed pursuing medical approval, the device is not expected to be released until 2025.

Based on patent applications, it appears that the smart ring will offer significant capabilities for monitoring health. The applications indicate that there will be a combination of ECG and PPG sensors, potentially allowing for tracking of heart rate and temperature.