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


Every rumor and leak about the Galaxy Watch 5

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 might be the company’s best timepiece to date. So far, there have been a few rumors, one of which mentions the potential existence of a new Pro model.

A non-invasive body composition analysis sensor was included in the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4’s two designs from the previous year, which included a regular, sporty-looking model and a Classic variant with a physical bezel. It also made history by being the first smartwatch to run Wear OS 3, a unified platform that combines popular Samsung apps with a number of Google programs.


How can the fifth-generation Galaxy Watch uphold its title as the greatest Android smartwatch? There won’t be a lack of rivals in the near future. This fall, the Google Pixel Watch will debut, and further Wear OS 3 smartwatches are anticipated to follow. The Galaxy Watch 5 will have to innovate to be at the top of the wearable market in the face of increased competition. We might see updated design, more ways to stay connected from your wrist, new fitness-tracking functions, and more.

Here is everything we currently know about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and what we hope to see from the company’s upcoming wristwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 possible release date

If Samsung follows its customary release timetable, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 would most likely go on sale in August 2022. The Samsung Galaxy S22 series will be unveiled on February 9 at the Samsung Unpacked keynote (here’s how to watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022), but the business is also known for holding a second major event in the summer.


The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, two of the greatest smartphones available, made their debuts in August 2021, together with the formal unveiling of the Galaxy Watch 4. As a result, the Galaxy Watch 5 might debut alongside the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 or another foldable device.

Jon Prosser, the leaker, recently stated just this. On August 10, the Galaxy Watch 5 will be unveiled, and on August 26 it will go on sale alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.

Prior to a product event, Samsung goods are frequently leaked or teased. In other words, closer to the anticipated introduction of the Galaxy Watch 5, we should learn more about the release date.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 price expectations

Price-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 might be comparable to the Galaxy Watch 4. The 40mm Bluetooth model of the Galaxy Watch 4 costs $249.99, while the 40mm LTE model costs $299.99. Price points for the 42mm Bluetooth Galaxy Watch 4 Classic start at $349.99 and $399.99, respectively.

The pricing of the Galaxy Watch 5 might vary more widely if there aren’t two versions available. It might even reinstate the $399 beginning price for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, which is comparable to the price of the Apple Watch 7.

Or the cost of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 might be more expensive than anticipated. The cost of the future Samsung wristwatch series would be more than the prices of the existing Galaxy Watch models, claims a recent report.


According to Roland Quandt of WinFuture (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) and XDA Developers (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab), the Galaxy Watch 5 will cost roughly €300 for the 40mm, Bluetooth-only model. That increases from the entry-level Samsung Galaxy Watch 4’s $249 beginning price to around $315 for buyers in the United States.

Quandt’s data indicates increases across the whole Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series, even if businesses charge different rates in other locations. While the 44mm Bluetooth and 44mm LTE variants may cost approximately €350 and €400 (or $367 and $420, respectively), respectively, the 40mm LTE model may cost around €350 (or $367).

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 design and specs

There have been a few leaks, but we still don’t know a lot about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.


The most recent one is from GalaxyClub(opens in new tab), which asserts to have discovered codenames and model numbers for the three alleged Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 versions.

The smallest of these reportedly has the model number SM-R90X and the codename “Heart-S.” According to rumors, it will be available in 40mm and 42mm sizes, thereby replacing the basic Galaxy Watch 4. For additional information on the key rumored upgrades, see our Galaxy Watch 5 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 comparison.

The second model is the SM-R91X, sometimes known as “Heart-L.” This is supposedly going to replace the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic edition, and it will reportedly be available in 44mm and 46mm sizes.


The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro may be extremely durable, according to one leak. It is anticipated that its titanium and sapphire glass structure would allow it to merit the title “pro.” These point to a watch with a luxury appearance that is resistant to knocks, bumps, and scratches, but the main concern is how this will affect pricing.

According to a leak, the normal Galaxy Watch 5 versions will come in silver or graphite, with the smaller also coming in pink gold and the larger having a special sapphire option. Meanwhile, this leak indicates that the titanium options for the Pro model will be black or gray.

An FCC listing for three Galaxy Watch 5 variants reveals that all of them support 10W charging in terms of charging speeds (opens in new tab). This would be a significant improvement over the Galaxy Watch 4’s 5W charging.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 body temperature sensor rumors

In addition to the model and size details, there have been several rumors about the sensors that the Galaxy Watch 5 may feature. The first of these states that the Galaxy Watch 5 will have temperature-sensing technology, according to the Korean website ET News.

The second is that the Galaxy Watch 5 will not have temperature-sending technology, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

So who are we to believe here? We have no reason to believe in either one over the other at this time. Kuo contends that “algorithm restrictions” might prohibit the technology from being included in the future model. Given that he also asserted the same thing regarding the Apple Watch 8, which is also expected to include a temperature sensor, it is likely that he is knowledgeable on the matter.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro rumors

There might be a Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro model, claims a recent report. This model’s specifications haven’t been much in the news, although it might contain a sizable 572 mAh battery. Not only is that nearly 60% larger than the 361 mAh battery featured in the larger, 44mm Galaxy Watch 4, but it’s also the largest smartwatch cell we’ve heard of to far.

This large battery might handle a ton of functionality, including detecting blood glucose levels and providing features that are revolutionary for diabetics, in addition to extending the alleged smartwatch’s endurance.

Additionally, we’ve heard that Samsung may decide to discontinue its Classic model in favor of the speculated Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Samsung may or may not preserve the rotating bezel on the Pro, though.


However, a recent leak from GalaxyClub(opens in new tab) has called into question whether the Pro will actually replace the Classic and instead suggests that it may be one of three Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 versions. That website discovered three codenames and model numbers that are allegedly for the Watch 5.

Among them, the Pro is rumored to bear the model number SM-R92X, albeit this leak offers no details regarding the size.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 features: What we want to see

The features that the next Galaxy Watch will offer will largely determine if it is the greatest smartwatch of the year. Here are a handful that we would want to see come true.


Longer battery life: If the upcoming Galaxy Watch has a longer battery life, that would be excellent. Based on our usage, we discovered that the Galaxy Watch 4’s battery lasted little over a day with frequent activity monitoring and an always-on display. Competitors like the Garmin Venu 2 Plus and Fitbit Sense have battery life of up to nine days and six days, respectively.

FDA approval for blood pressure monitoring is another function that we’d like to see become available on Galaxy Watches. Although Samsung has included blood pressure monitoring in its latest two incarnations of its smartwatch, consumers in the United States are unable to access the health feature.

Tools for recovery: A recent software update for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 added sleep coaching features to assist users in progressively improving the quality of their sleep. We’d like to see Samsung go a step further with specific recuperation tools like the Oura Ring Generation 3 that advocate relaxation days. The Daily Readiness Score function from Fitbit is one that the Galaxy Watch 5 might perhaps adopt.


Fun color possibilities: We believe the Galaxy Watch 5 could provide more color options than just the standard metallics, taking a page from the Apple Watch Series 7 colors. Yes, many people may like a smartwatch with a neutral color so that it would go with many clothes. However, a red, blue, green, or other striking color might add a little more excitement to the Galaxy Watch 5’s appearance.

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