High-quality renders of Galaxy Watch 5 series have been released ahead of the official launch on August 10th. They show the upcoming series in great detail. A French website has also leaked pricing and specs of the upcoming devices.
Quite a bit of info on Samsung’s next smartwatches is available ahead of the big day. This includes images, a 360 degree video and a French retailer listing. Let’s go through each of these.
Images of Galaxy Watch 5 series
The images below come from 91Mobiles. The show off three versions of Galaxy Watch 5 and two versions of 5 Pros.
360 degree video of upcoming devices
Another detailed look as far as what to expect in terms of design comes courtesy of 91mobiles and Evan Blass.
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As can be seen from the 360 degree renders below, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro loses the physical, rotating bezel of the current Classic variant it is meant to replace. Nevertheless, depending on the colour variant, a clearly visible display frame can be seen.
The cheaper Galaxy Watch 5 is expected to have an LTE option. The 3D renderings below show the larger of the two models – probably with a diameter of 44 millimetres.
Other information hints that the watches may be built of more premium materials than the current version. This includes sapphire glass and titanium. What is also expected is a hefty 572mAh battery. Some have mentioned the possibility of a thermometer for taking skin temperature measurements, but it doesn’t appear that this will be the case.
French retailer listing
A French retailer listing confirms all of the above as reported by samnews24. It includes details on upcoming iterations of the device, including their prices in Euros.
Galaxy Watch 5:
40mm Bluetooth: €299.99 (Silver, Graphite, Rose Gold)
40mm 4G: €349.99 (Silver, Graphite, Rose Gold)
44mm Bluetooth: €329.99 (Silver, Graphite, Blue)
44mm 4G: €379.99 (Silver, Graphite, Blue)
Galaxy Watch 5 Pro:
45mm Bluetooth: €469.99 (Black, Titanium)
45mm 4G: €519.99 (Black, Titanium)
Also detailed are the specifications of the Galaxy Watch 5 Series (50mm) Bluetooth model. It will come with the following:
- Power supply type: Battery (25W)
- Charging type: Mains, Wireless
- Watch operating system: WearOS by Google
- Dial size: 40 mm
- Water resistance 5 ATM (waterproof up to 50 m) according to ISO Standard 22810:2010. IP68 US Military Certification Standard: MID STD 810G
- Weight: 28.7 grams
- Processor Details: ExynosW920 (Dualcore 5mm)
- Compatible Voice Assistant: Google Assistant
- Functions: Accelerometer, Display of notifications, Altimeter, Compass, Barometer, Calorie expended, Stride sensor, Heart rate monitor, Stopwatch, Distance travelled, Integrated GPS, Loudspeaker, BMI indication, Integrated audio player, Payment, Find remote mobile sound, alarm clock / alarm, Vo2max, sleep monitoring, Spo2
The launch will be on August 10th
Samsung has announced that the next Galaxy Unpacked event will take place on August 10th. It is widely expected that we will get the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro on that day. The event will be live-streamed on Samsung’s website and its Youtube channel at 9 AM EST on that day.
the second in Phantom Black, Silver and Sapphire. Pro only comes in a 46mm size and Phantom Black and Silver colour options.
Samsung is pretty regular at dishing out at least one new version of its smartwatch every year. Typically, this is around the time IFA in Berlin is held. This year Europe’s largest tech gathering will be held in early September. We will be there to report on the proceedings.
Expect pre-orders for the Galaxy Watch 5 range to open on August 10th. But the actual launch is on the 26th. No doubt, Samsung will be at IFA proudly showcasing their latest timepiece. Last year IFA was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In 2020 it adopted mainly a virtual format for the same reason.
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