Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 may be missing rotating bezel and the Classic name


New rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 have surfaced ahead of its rumoured introduction in the coming months. One of these claims is that the watch will no longer have a Classic model and that the rotating bezel may go altogether.

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According to SamMobile, we might expect a Galaxy Watch 5 and a Galaxy Watch Pro in the near future. The Galaxy Watch 4 and the larger, more costly Galaxy Watch 4 Classic were the two smartwatches that debuted last year.

When will we know whether the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will be a straight successor to its predecessor? We’ll just have to wait and see.


Control of the bezel is possible

The rotating bezel on the display side has been a great feature of prior Galaxy Watches, notably the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. An analogous function is provided by the digital crown on Apple’s Watch: it allows users to operate gadgets without having to touch them.

We assume that the rotating bezel will not be included in the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, but SamMobile’s sources say it’s “still uncertain” if it will be included in the ordinary model.

According to a fresh rumour, the new Galaxy Watch 5 devices will be launched with a new version of One UI Watch running on top of Wear OS 3, so there may be software enhancements as well. Wearables might be available in August if Samsung follows last year’s release plan closely.


Insights into Wear OS

In terms of Wear OS smartwatches, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are among the most popular options presently available on the market. If you don’t want an Apple Watch, your options for high-end wrist wearables are quite limited.

With the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro (if that’s what they’re called), we’re hopeful that Samsung maintains that trend. The battery life of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is expected to be much improved, as we’ve previously heard.

The rotating bezel is a popular feature that adds to the attraction of the Samsung Galaxy Watch and provides it something unique that its primary competitors lack. We hope that at least one model in the 2022 range has this function.


Wear OS smartwatches may get a boost from Google’s Pixel Watch, which is expected to launch later this year. Add in new versions from Fossil and the Apple Watch may finally have some genuine competition.

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