Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy Watch 5 later this year, but is there a specific date for its launch? Here’s what’s known about it.
Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy Watch 5 later this year, but is there a specific date for its launch? The Galaxy Watch 5 series will be an update over the Galaxy Watch 4 lineup that was released last year. The new series is expected to come with a host of new features, including support for skin temperature measurement. Reports also suggest that the upcoming watches will offer a massive battery upgrade over their predecessors to rectify complaints about the Galaxy Watch 4’s poor battery life.
However, for all the new additions, reports also suggest that the Galaxy Watch 5 series might eliminate a much-loved Galaxy Watch 4 feature. According to reports, the upcoming lineup will ditch the ‘Classic’ version for a ‘Pro’ model, meaning there will be no rotating bezel in any of the Galaxy Watch 5 variants. This has caused a lot of disappointment among buyers waiting for the new lineup, with many saying they’d rather buy the older device or switch over to a different brand altogether. However, there’s no official confirmation on this front yet from Samsung.
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Samsung is widely expected to unveil the Galaxy Watch 5 series later this year, although there’s no official confirmation about that from the company itself. However, all reports suggest that Samsung’s next-gen smartwatches will launch pretty soon. Last month, a tweet from tipster Jon Prosser even seemingly revealed the exact launch date. According to Prosser, the Galaxy Watch 5 series will be announced alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 on Aug. 10 and will go up for pre-order on the same day. The official launch will reportedly be on July 26.
Galaxy Watch 5 Will Have Three Variants
Prosser also confirmed long-standing rumors that Samsung will ditch the ‘Classic’ variant for a new ‘Pro’ model this year. According to the tweet, the Galaxy Watch 5 series will have three versions, including a standard 40mm model that will be offered in three colors — Phantom Black, Silver and Pink Gold. In addition, there will also apparently be a larger 44mm variant of the same model, and it will be offered in Phantom Black, Silver and Sapphire.
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Finally, there will be the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which will come in a much larger 46mm avatar. It will reportedly be available in only two colors — Phantom Black and Silver. Earlier reports had claimed that the 40mm model would ship with a 276mAh battery, while the 44mm version would sport a 397mAh unit. As for the Pro model, it is said to come with a 572mAh battery that should help it offer much better battery life than any of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 models.