the upcoming The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series may not be very aesthetically pleasing, according to noted leaker Ice Universe.
Samsung seems ready to ditch the Classic variant, and with it the iconic physical rotating bezel, replacing it with a premium Pro variant that the company has suggested will take design cues from the sporty Galaxy Watch 4.
Ice has coldly stated that the Galaxy Watch 5 series has gotten “uglier” and thinks it might just be the ugliest watch range of 2022. That’s quite a statement, especially considering that the Galaxy Watch 4 line has been well received by consumers and they are among the best watches out there.
the ordinary one Galaxy Watch 4 is available in 40mm and 44mm sizes and its successor is rumored to come in 40mm and 42mm variants, while there is only one option for the Pro model.
The exact size hasn’t been leaked, but given that it’s expected to have a 60 percent larger battery than the largest variant of the Classic 4 (572 mAh vs. 361 mAh), it’s safe to assume it’s significant in size. will grow unless of course Samsung’s next chip has become ultra-efficient or the next version of Wear OS 3 is very well optimized. For reference, the larger Watch 4 Classic is 46mm.
Galaxy Watch 5: “ugly” with no rotating bezels?
Rough visualization of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
Ice had previously indicated that the Watch 5 Pro would have very large bezels, and today he has reiterated that the watch will have very wide bezels and also seems to suggest that the design will not be seamless.
Ice also posted an image to give us an idea of what the Watch 5 Pro will look like and it appears to have slightly thicker bezels than the Watch 4.
The leaker also believes
the design gap between Samsung’s smartwatches and Apple’s wearables will grow. The Watch Series 7 has a square design and is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes. It has very small bezels and maximizes the display of real estate better than Samsung watches. The the next iteration is expected to get a flat-edged redesign.
Ice has even gone so far as to say that you shouldn’t buy the Watch 5. So, is the Watch 5 series really going to be that bad? Ice has taken an extreme stance and while the design may be a disappointment to some, we shouldn’t write off Samsung’s next smartwatch just yet.
Second, while the Pro isn’t expected to have a rotating bezel, it still sounds like an interesting watch considering it’s rumored to have a premium build. In addition, the following watches are also expected to get a new one thermometer function, which complements many of the other health-related functions already available.
Still, Ice is an industry veteran, so let’s hope the watches aren’t as bad as he predicts. I think we’ll find out on The next Unpacked event is expected to take place on August 10.