Galaxy Watch 5 Pro tipped to use titanium and sapphire glass

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Galaxy Watch 5 Pro could be tough and expensive, but it’s worth the money.

The ‘Pro’ model of the Galaxy Watch 5 is expected to come in two or three versions, depending on how many watches Samsung decides to release. A large 572 mAh battery was the only indication that this wearable was a “Pro,” but now Ice Universe claims that the device’s build quality could also play a significant role in that categorisation.

Ice Universe tweeted that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will have both a titanium frame and sapphire glass in a very sudden manner. A watch that is resistant to bumps, scratches, and dings with a luxury look is what both of these points indicate, but the real concern is how this will affect the price.

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There are a few high-end smartwatches with sapphire screens from the likes of Tag Heuer, but since 2015’s Huawei Watch, there hasn’t been a mainstream Wear OS device with it.

As of this writing, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic costs $300 compared to $350 in 2015, which isn’t much of a difference when you consider seven years of inflation, a processor scarcity and the fact that Samsung often prices its goods higher than Huawei. As a result, this could end up costing an arm and a leg.

In addition, the 572mAh battery report is worth revisiting, as it signals a huge watch — which will increase the price even further. Because of its larger battery, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is rumoured to feature a titanium chassis. This lighter metal could make the watch more pleasant to wear for longer periods of time.

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“Pro does not have tiny bezels,” Ice Universe said, adding that the bezels are “even a bit big.”

Is this a sign that the rotating bezel isn’t gone, but has been moved to the Pro model? For sure we’ll find out when Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 family is launched this fall along with the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4.

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