LATEST GALAXY WATCH 5 NEWS
Last year, Samsung made one of its most significant upgrades yet to its smartwatch lineup with the Galaxy Watch 4 series. It formally ditched Tizen and adopted Google’s Wear OS as the software for its smartwatches. The new watch also came with more powerful internals and enhanced functionality.
With a major upgrade out of the way, it seems that we may not get that many drastic changes with the Galaxy Watch 5. Samsung will definitely make some tweaks in all departments, so expect some design and functionality improvements.
There are no rumors as yet to suggest that the Galaxy Watch 5 will deviate from the design language of its predecessor. The Galaxy Watch 4 didn’t have a physical rotating bezel. It featured a flat display and was offered in 40mm and 44mm sizes.
That might also be the case for the Galaxy Watch 5 models. They might be slightly bigger but that would be only if the company decides to opt for bigger batteries. The new watches will likely also have a MIL-STD-810G aluminum case and IP68 water and dust resistance certification.
The Galaxy Watch 4 came with a brand new 5nm chipset for wearables called the Exynos W920. This was more powerful than previous chipsets and also had higher energy efficiency. Samsung will most certainly be utilizing this chipset for the Galaxy Watch 5.
If it retains the 40mm and 44mm sizes, these models will then possibly feature a 1.2-inch and 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display, respectively. There are indications that both models will offer a higher battery capacity.
Software and Features
Google’s Wear OS will power the Galaxy Watch 5. Countless apps will be available for the smartwatch, including but not limited to Google Maps and other Google services. The watch will be able to share health and fitness data with many more third-party apps.
Samsung’s One UI skin will be running on top of Wear OS. This will make the user interface look similar to other devices in Samsung’s Galaxy ecosystem.
Existing health and fitness features from Samsung’s smartwatch lineup, such as the ECG sensor and blood oxygen monitoring will be present. The Bio-Electrical Impedance Analysis sensor introduced last year may also be retained. Rumor has it that the Galaxy Watch 5 is going to have a temperature sensor as well.
Price and Availability
There’s no expectation at this point in time that Samsung will raise the prices of its Galaxy Watch 5 models. The previous 40mm and 44mm variants started at $249.99 and $279.99 respectively. That’s likely what the new models will cost when they arrive in the second half of this year.
Downloads and Resources
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LATEST GALAXY WATCH 5 NEWS