Samsung will reportedly replace the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic with a Pro variant this year and German outlet WinFuture
today published a detailed report reiterating previous rumors about the South Korean giant Galaxy Watch 5 lineup and also includes a lot of images.
Samsung’s next watch range will reportedly consist of a stand The Galaxy Watch 5 model, which will be available in 40mm and 44mm sizes, and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which will be 45mm. This model will apparently be aimed at outdoor consumers, as indicated by a recent Samsung blog post
To meet this demand, Samsung is excited to further expand our Galaxy Watch range to better serve the many unique needs of our users, especially those with a passion for the outdoors.”
The 40mm Galaxy Watch 5 will apparently have a 1.19-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 396 x 396 pixels, while the larger model, like the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, will have 1.36-inch displays with a higher resolution. resolution of 450 x 450 pixels. Previous rumors had suggested that only the Pro would appear Sapphire glass, but now it seems that all models will boast of this high-quality material. This will presumably make the screens more durable and scratch resistant, and could help the watches to best smartwatches of 2022.
Larger Galaxy Watch 5 model
The regular models would have a thickness of 9.8 mm. The smaller model weighs 28.7 grams and the larger one apparently weighs 33.5 grams. The Pro is 10.5mm thick and reportedly weighs over 46.5g.
The Pro model will likely have a titanium construction for durability. Whether the regular models have an aluminum case or stainless steel case remains to be seen.
The 40mm Watch 5 variant will apparently pack a 284 mAh battery and the 44mm variant may hold a 410 mAh cell. These models have a battery life of up to 50 hours.
The Watch 5 Pro is expected to sport a beastly 590 mAh battery and last up to 80 hours, confirming the rumor that the watch would last at least three days on a single charge. For reference, the larger version of the Classic 4 has a 361mAh cell.
Rumor has it that Samsung’s new watches support 10W charging, double the charging speed of the outgoing range, and the charger takes the wearables from empty to 45 percent in 30 minutes.
The range will be powered by the internal Exynos W920 chip, which also supports the current generation, and the processor will be paired with up to 16GB of storage. The LTE models will also have eSIM support. The watch will also have GPS and NFC.
As can be seen from the images, there appears to be a new sensor on the back, and it is most likely the new one thermometer sensor introduced this year. Apart from that, the watches will also have heart rate, blood oxygen saturation and EKG sensors.
The images also match rumors that the Pro would not have a physical rotating bezel. It appears to have thicker bezels than the Watch 5 and if you look closely it doesn’t look quite flat and the edges appear slightly raised. An earlier rumor had said that this would make it easier to use the bezel.
The 40mm Galaxy Watch 5 starts at €299 (~$306) and the 44mm model at €329 (~$337). The Bluetooth Galaxy Watch 5 Pro apparently goes for at least €469. The LTE models are expected to cost about 40 to 50 euros more.
This seems to suggest that the Bluetooth 40mm Watch will be 5 slightly more expensive than its predecessor and the 44mm model will be slightly more affordable. The Watch 5 Pro, on the other hand, will be almost €70 more expensive than the entry-level Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.
The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will battle it out with the rumours Apple Watch Pro that will apparently also have a titanium case and will most likely have a thermometer sensor.
Samsung will be announcing its new smartwatch lineup on August 10, and if you’re intrigued by it, you might want to pre-order it. The watches share the stage with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Turn 4.