Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 is expected to be released anytime in August. Samsung has already lined up a public event for August 10, 2022. Most followers and analysts feel that the Galaxy 5 watch would be unveiled by Samsung during this event. Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 continues to be one of the best Android smartwatches available as of today. What are the key improvements or feature advancements that are expected of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5? We look at a few advancement ideas for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. We also look at the standard features and ratings for the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 smartwatches.
Salient points about Samsung Watch 5
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is likely to be launched on 10th August 2022.
- Galaxy Watch 5 is tipped to come in a Pro series model.
- The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro model should come with vastly improved storage and Sapphire glass on the display screen.
- Galaxy Watch 5 to be based on Wear OS 3.
- Galaxy Watch 5 is likely to be priced between $250-$450 for the different smartwatch models.
- LTE or cellular series of Watch 5 is likely to be priced at a slight premium.
- There are expectations of a new sensor being deployed on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. It could be a sensor for taking skin based temperature readings.
Sapphire edition Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is tipped to get a Pro model with Sapphire crystal glass. The Sapphire edition of Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 would pitch it right against the Garmin Fenix 6 and Fenix 7 Sapphire edition watches. Sapphire is the second hardest natural mineral available. Sapphire display glass makes it highly scratch resistant.
The Sapphire edition of Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is also likely to get titanium body. It would be interesting to look at the price point of the Galaxy Smartwatch 5 Pro model. We expect a price close to $400 for the Galaxy 5 Pro smartwatch model. There are expectations of the Samsung Watch 5 classic edition being priced under $300.
Wear OS on Samsung Galaxy 5
Samsung Galaxy 5 would, most likely, continue to work on Google’s Wear OS 3. That would make Samsung Galaxy 5 smartwatch compatible with Android mobile operating system. iPhone will remain incompatible with Samsung Watch 5.
Improved Battery Life on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 had a decent battery life. Galaxy Watch 5 is expected to get a battery upgrade. There are rumors of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 getting a 576 mAH battery. This would mean an almost 50 percent increase in battery capacity over the Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch 4.
We expect faster charging of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 battery. There are rumors of the battery charging rates to improve by up to 100 percent over the battery charging speed of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.
Processor and internal memory of Samsung Watch 5
Samsung Watch 5 will continue to use the Exynos chipset. It may continue to use the W920 Exynos chipset. Samsung Watch 4 came with 1.5 GB internal memory and 16 GB storage. It remains to be seen if the Samsung Watch 5 will get a processor and memory upgrade. Samsung Watch 5 Pro may get a processor and memory upgrade. The Pro model may also get an improved storage capacity on the watch.
Samsung Watch 4 has the best processor and internal memory configuration in the smartwatch market.
Heating issues – Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
One of the significant negative points about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the heating issue that affects the smartwatch. Persistent exposure to sunlight causes the Samsung Watch 4 to overheat. Eventually, the watch shuts down for preventive safety. On a similar note, outdoor runners may experience heating issues on the Galaxy Watch 4.
We hope that the heating issue of the Galaxy Watch 4 gets resolved in the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series.
LTE edition of Samsung Watch 5
Samsung Watch 5 is likely to be launched in two different models. The basic series and the Pro series. There are rumors of the Classic edition being retired by Samsung. However, it remains to be seen if the Watch 5 will give a miss to the Classic edition.
Galaxy Watch 5 will continue the tradition of offering the LTE or cellular model. The LTE model will allow you to connect to the cellular networks through the smartwatch directly. You would have network connectivity through the Watch 5 directly. The LTE edition becomes useful when you do not have a phone nearby. LTE edition is likely to be priced at a slight premium of $30 to $50 over the basic Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series.
Samsung Watch 5 – Swimming
Samsung Watch 5 should come with 5 ATM water resistance rating. This would make it suitable for swimming in the pool. 5 ATM water rating means that the watch can take a depth pressure of 50 meters below the water surface level.
5 ATM rating is a standard smartwatch rating for water resistance. A 5 ATM rating should not be used for diving or deep water sporting activities.
Samsung Galaxy 5 should get IP68 dust protection rating as well.
Sensors on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
Galaxy Watch 5 is expected to inherit the 3-in-1 sensor from the Galaxy Watch 4. The 3-in-1 sensor is useful for taking optical heart rate readings, pulse oxygen ratings and the ECG readings. The sensors on Watch 5 are expected to remain, largely, unchanged from the Watch 4 series.
Music on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
Music functionality of Samsung Watch 5 should include an ability to store personal audio content on the Galaxy 5 smartwatch storage. Samsung Watch 5 is also expected to integrate with music streaming apps like Spotify for streaming music.
Galaxy Watch 4 continues to be mass market smartwatch for Android devices. Galaxy Watch 5 is expected to build upon feature improvements over the Galaxy Watch 4. Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 should present itself as a credible alternative to Apple Watch 7 and the Garmin Vivoactive 4 and Venu 2 Plus series of smartwatches. The Galaxy Watch 5 is expected to be priced very aggressively.
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Helen Kurt is a geeky nerd who loves to cover the wearables space. She has over 5 years of experience in the smartwatch domain. You can reach her on email at [email protected].