Latest: Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 rumors: everything we know so far


Everything we know about the Galaxy Watch 5 so far.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 could be Samsung’s best watch yet. Next month’s launch is now more likely than ever, according to the increasing number of rumors. (We’ve also compiled a list of the top five Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 rumors to date.)

Galaxy Watch 4 has a non-invasive body composition analyzer sensor in the form of a physical bezel, which was available in both standard and classic models. With Wear OS 3, it was the first smartwatch to run both Samsung and Google apps together in one interface.


There are a number of ways that the fifth-generation Galaxy Watch can keep its position as the best Android smartwatch. There won’t be a shortage of rivals in the future. Wear OS 3 smartwatches, including the Google Pixel Watch, are scheduled to arrive in the coming months.

The Galaxy Watch 5 will have to come up with new ideas to stay at the top of the wearable market. Additional methods to stay connected from your wrist could include new fitness-tracking functions, an upgraded look, and more. In addition to the Galaxy Watch 5 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 upgrade, a new Pro model could be released to replace the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

This is what we know and what we want to see from Samsung’s next wristwatch, the Galaxy Watch 5.


Rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (updated July 24)

  • According to reports, the battery life of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro could be superior than that of the Apple Watch 8. It is predicted that the battery life will be up to three days.
  • Samsung has scheduled a Galaxy Unpacked event for Tuesday, August 10th. This is where we believe the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 will be launched.
  • We’ve compiled a list of the five most popular rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.
  • Finally, the much-anticipated design tidbit: Get a look at the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in all their glory.

The release date of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is rumored to be somewhere in the second half

Now that Samsung has scheduled its next Galaxy Unpacked event for August 10th, it appears like the Galaxy Watch 5 will be released sometime in August. On August 10, at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT, the online-only event will go live.

The main focus will most likely be on foldables. You won’t believe the invitation’s foldable design (seen above). Samsung, on the other hand, has released many items during the Unpacked display on a number of occasions. So, we expect the Galaxy Watch 5 to appear with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 at the same launch event scheduled for August 10.

It’s reasonable to assume that if the watch is available on August 10th, it will be delivered within the month. The foldables are expected to ship on August 26 according to Jon Prosser, so the Galaxy Watch 5 should arrive around the same time.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 price expectations

Prices for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 could be the same as those for the Galaxy Watch 4. The 40mm Bluetooth model of the Galaxy Watch 4 costs $249.99, while the 40mm LTE model costs $299.99. In the 42mm Bluetooth version, it costs $349.99; in the 42mm LTE version, it costs $399.99.

For example, the price of the Galaxy Watch 5 could vary significantly if it doesn’t come in two variants. Alternatively, the original $399 pricing of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 might be revived, which mirrors the cost of the Apple Watch 7.

It’s also possible that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 price is greater than anticipated. Samsung’s future smartwatch series would reportedly cost more than the existing Galaxy Watch models, according to a fresh claim circulating the internet.


It was reported on Twitter that the 40mm Bluetooth-only iteration of the Galaxy Watch 5 will cost roughly €300, according to WinFuture’s Roland Quandt (opens in new tab) (via XDA Developers (opens in new tab)). That works out to around $315 for U.S. customers, an increase from the $249 beginning price of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.

According to Quandt’s information, price increases are expected across the whole Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 product line. Models with 40mm LTE and 44mm Bluetooth and LTE connectivity may cost €350 and €400, respectively (about $367 and 420 U.S. dollars).

When Samsung unveils a new watch on August 10, you can preorder it by visiting and registering your interest in the product (opens in new tab). Buy a watch and get a $200 credit, or buy a watch and get a $50 credit to use on other eligible items at Samsung’s online shop if you buy it with an accompanying phone or headphones.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 design

There aren’t likely to be many design tweaks for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, especially when it comes to the more affordable, sporty-looking model.

GalaxyClub(opens in new tab) claims to have discovered the codenames and model numbers for the three Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 versions that are supposed to be coming soon.

Codenamed “Heart-S,” this device is referred to as SM-R90X and has a model number of SM-R90X. It is expected to be available in 40mm and 42mm sizes, making it the successor to the Galaxy Watch 4. Check out our Galaxy Watch 5 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 comparison for the most anticipated upgrades.


The SM-R91X is known as the ‘Heart-L’ or SM-R91. As a successor for the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, this is expected to be available in 44mm and 46mm sizes.

For the regular Galaxy Watch 5 versions, a leak has stated that they will be available in silver or graphite, with the smaller model additionally being available in pink gold and the bigger having a sapphire option. As for the Pro model, a recent leak indicates that it will be available in black or gray titanium.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro rumors

Could Samsung’s Classic model be replaced by a reported Galaxy Watch 5 Pro?


According to a leaker, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro could be extremely durable. The titanium and sapphire glass architecture has been tipped to earn it the ‘pro’ nickname. A watch with these features is more likely to withstand knocks, drops, and scratches while still having a more upscale appearance.

The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is rumored to outlive the Apple Watch 8 in terms of battery life. It is expected to last for up to three days on a single charge.

According to recent renders, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro’s chassis appears to rise above the screen, with the screen bezel curving down to connect to the raised edge. Rumors that the Watch 5 Pro would be one of the greatest sports watches for outdoor adventures are in accordance with this information.


However, it appears like the era of the physical rotating bezel is drawing to a close. Although the original Samsung Galaxy Watch’s navigational function has gained a cult following, it appears that Samsung is moving on.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 body temperature sensor rumors

In addition to the model and size, we’ve heard a few rumors concerning the sensors that the Galaxy Watch 5 could feature. Korean site ET News has claimed that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 would have temperature-sensing technology built in.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the Galaxy Watch 5 won’t have temperature-sensing capabilities.


So, who can we really trust? Right now, we have no reason to believe in either of them. As a result, Kuo believes “algorithm restrictions” may prevent the technology from being implemented. So far, so good. He’s also said that the Apple Watch 8 is expected to have its own temperature sensor, so he must know something about this topic.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro battery life rumors

There may be a Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro model, according to one recent rumor The 572 mAh battery capacity of this device hasn’t been revealed, although it’s possible. Nearly 60 percent more battery capacity than in Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm), but it’s also the largest smartwatch battery we’ve ever heard of.

It has also emerged that the Galaxy Watch 5 would be able to charge at 10W, which would be twice as fast as the Galaxy Watch 4, according to an FCC filing.


For diabetics, this large battery might be a game-changer because it would enable the purported wristwatch to measure blood glucose levels and provide a slew of other features.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 features: What we want to see

The capabilities of the upcoming Galaxy Watch will determine whether or not it is the best smartwatch of the year. Here are a few ideas that we hope will come to fruition.

If the next Galaxy Watch has a longer battery life, it would be wonderful. It lasted us slightly over a day with the always-on display and frequent activity tracking, according to our experience with the Galaxy Watch 4. With a battery life of up to six days and nine days, Fitbit Sense and Garmin Venu 2 Plus are the closest competitors.


Also, we’d like a feature that’s already available in the Galaxy Watch series to finally be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Samsung has included blood pressure monitoring in its smartwatches for the past two generations, but the feature hasn’t been available to customers in the United States.

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 recently received a software update that included sleep coaching tools to help users improve their sleep quality over time. Like the Oura Ring Generation 3, we’d like to see Samsung go a step further and implement recovery functions that promote rest days. Even a feature like Fitbit’s Daily Readiness Score could be borrowed by the Galaxy Watch 5.

We think the Galaxy Watch 5 should broaden its color possibilities beyond the basic metallics, taking a page from the Apple Watch Series 7 colors. Yes, many people may desire a smartwatch that may be worn with a wide range of clothing. However, the Galaxy Watch 5’s design would be improved if it came in a more vibrant color like red, blue, or green.


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