If you check the best smartwatch options available for Android devices, you should look no further ahead than the Samsung Galaxy Series. Firstly, they are the best options available, and secondly, they are the only reliable ones available. Over the years, Samsung has been able to capitalize on the market. Post the success of the Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung is gearing for their upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 and the Watch 5 Pro. Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy Watch 5-series.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 – What to Expect?
Samsung primarily plans to improve battery life and add a few more sensors to the Galaxy Watch 5. It also intends to eliminate the classic design with a new ‘pro’ variant while using more premium material. While we wait for the official information from the Galaxy Unpacked event, here’s what some speculation and rumors have to say.
Three New Galaxy Watch 5 Models
Samsung is planning to introduce three variants in the Galaxy Watch 5 lineup. They are codenamed as Heart – S, Heart – L, and Heart Pro. Here are the renders for the Pro model:
The Pro model will feature a much larger battery and the possible inclusion of sapphire glass. It also appears all three watches will use the same capacitive touch bezel as the Galaxy Watch 4. The regular Galaxy Watch 5, i.e., Heart – S, will be sized at 40mm, while the Heart – L would fall at 44mm. Which are the same sizes as the current Galaxy Watch 4.
The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will match the larger size of 46mm of the Watch 4 Classic but is also expected to be larger. The main reason for the larger size could be due to an increase in battery size. The 40mm model comes in Graphite, Silver, or Pink Gold; Graphite, Silver, or Blue for the 44mm; and Black or Gray Titanium for the 45mm Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Rumored Colors:
- Bora Purple
- Pink Gold
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro Rumored Colors:
- Titanium Grey
New Features: Galaxy Watch 5 vs. Watch 5 Pro
When it comes to the processor, it is believed that the Galaxy Watch 5 will use the same Exynos W920 chip as the Galaxy Watch 4 (FAQ), as there are barely any rumors regarding a new processor development. To match up with the competition, Samsung might increase the RAM size from 1GB on the Galaxy Watch 4 to 2GB on the Watch 5.
As per the information from a few leaks, the smallest model of the Galaxy Watch 5 will come with a 276mAh, and another leak suggested that the larger model will come with a 391mAh battery. Talking about the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, it is rumored to pack in a 572mAh battery. So, you can expect to see better battery life on the newer models of the Galaxy Watch.
Another rumor floating around is that there will be twice as fast charging on the Galaxy Watch 4, with an increase to 10W from the existing rating of 5W. This sounds relieving as slow charging has been a widespread complaint amongst the current-gen users.
It is also expected to retain the same BioActive sensor with the heart rate, blood oxygen, blood pressure, ECG, and the Bio-Impedance sensor. But, there are also rumors that we may see an added infrared thermometer sensor that can be used to track and keep a record of your skin temperature overnight.
Apart from the above, it is expected to share most of the specifications of the Galaxy Watch 4. The 5ATM and IP68 dust and water protection, MIL-STD-810G protection, NFC, a Super AMOLED display, and the built-in GPS sensor.
Galaxy Watch 5 vs. Galaxy Watch 4: What Will Change?
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 was a significant upgrade from its predecessor in terms of performance and health sensors. But with the Galaxy Watch 5, we expect Samsung to take a more “if it ain’t broke, why fix it” approach.
So we do not believe there will be any significant changes on all fronts, but areas like the battery life, as mentioned earlier, might be in for a good improvement. The Watch 5 is expected to not come with the rotating bezel and will likely replace the ‘classic’ version with a ‘pro’ variant, with improved material choices.
We need to wait for the official launch to know everything else that is different between these two watches. But if you were to have a general idea, the Galaxy Watch 5 seems to be more of an iterative upgrade than a significant one over the Galaxy Watch 4.
Galaxy Watch 5 Pricing in India?
With the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 prices slashed recently, it was obvious we were in for a newer variant. And that the giant is preparing to call the shots with the new variant.
A few leaks proved right over time suggest that the Galaxy Watch 5 will start from 300 Euros, which is approximately 30,000 INR if we take the slightly inflated conversion rate. The Watch 5 will cost 300 Euros, the 44 MM might be priced at 350 Euros, and the Pro 45mm variant is expected to cost a whopping 490 Euros – roughly 49,000 INR.
There is also an expected LTE upgrade for all these variants with an additional 30 Euro charge. All-inclusive, the Galaxy Watch 5 may not be cheaper at all, at least in the initial few months of launch. For starters, the Galaxy Watch 4 in India
This is all you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and the Watch 5 Pro. We hope this article gave you a little headstart on what to expect from the Samsung Unpacked event. Stay tuned to WearablesToUse for more detailed coverage on everything about the Galaxy Watch 5 and the 5 Pro post the official launch.