With the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Samsung released two of the finest and in some ways most unsatisfactory smartwatches of 2021.
These devices assured a completely novel operating system, merging the finest of Tizen with Wear OS, all powered by a prompt fresh chipset, and with a host of innovative health tracking assistances. And they mostly carried on that, but with several cautions and problems.
So, for the unavoidable Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and the conceivable Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Classic, we want a number of variations, the major of which we have emphasized underneath.
We have also engaged an appearance at when Samsung’s ensuing flagship smartwatch is possible to release, how much it might cost, and we have even collected some initial rumors around it. As soon as more leaks arise, we will include them in this post too, so this will endure the conclusive source of Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 info ahead of its release.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 release date and price
A recently leaked announcement timetable found by South Korean site The Elec states that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 will release somewhere in the second half of 2022, though that’s barely amazing specified that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 choice propertied in August of 2021.
In fact, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 was released in August of 2020, so August of 2022 is our superlative speculation for when we will see the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.
There is no other news on the cost of this upcoming watch till now, but the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 starts at $249.99 / £249 / AU$399 rising in price for a bigger size or LTE connectivity, while the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic begins at $349 / £349 / $549, so we might get comparable pricing for the upcoming model Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.
News and leaks
Though we haven’t caught that much solid news about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 yet, but we have seen a Samsung patent for a smartwatch with an extensible screen that can upsurge in size by 40% when a pinch gesture is used. The same patent also displays a camera in the watch.
You can understand how this might look in the images below, but note that patents don’t permanently get used, and even if this design does one day make it into a wearable, we are uncertain that it will be prepared in time for the Galaxy Watch 5.
What do we want to see on this upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 5?
1. Much better battery life
We found the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to have decent battery life in our tests, but we can’t say a similar thing about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, which much of the time wouldn’t even run a full 24 hours in a complete charge which was pathetic.
So, although it should have sufficient battery to see you through a day, it’s somewhat you will be required to charge every night and overtime as the battery starts to worsen, it may not even make it complete each waking hour.
That’s truly not decent enough, and even the normal Galaxy Watch 4 only persists about two days, which is good but far from excellent, so we want to see immense enhancements here for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series.
2. Full compatibility with more phones
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series doesn’t compatible with iPhones at all, notwithstanding preceding models doing, and even if you have an Android phone, if it’s not a Samsung one formerly you will be locked out of some features, such as the ECG and blood pressure measurements.
This is immensely unsatisfactory, and while we would assume most iPhone users would stick with the Apple Watch, it’s unforgivable to lock Android users out of features particularly on a smartwatch that runs Wear OS an operating system created by tech giant Google.
So, for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, we are in the smallest need of full compatibility with all contemporary Android phones, and preferably, we want support for iPhones to return as well.
3. Better workout controls
We found mainly in the case of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic that the workout controls were a bit tricky, particularly the act of stopping workouts. Though this is not a big deal, it did mean that the time revealed at the end of your workout can be exaggerated as a second or more can be misused when stopping.
So, we want these controls to be reconsidered for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, to make it a more convincing fitness device.
4. A slimmer design
Another problematic thing that is present on the Classic than the normal Watch 4 is the width of the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is a bumpy wearable and while to some level that might be an appealing choice, we would like to see its inheritor slimmed down, as that width makes it complicated to wear below tight clothing, and possibly rough in bed.
5. A broader strap selection
Without you ordering the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 straight from Samsung then the band selections for it out of the box are very incomplete, and even from Samsung itself, you are limited to sporty or hybrid choices, with no full leather or metal choices.
It’s value noting that Samsung at least uses normal watch straps, so you can at all times swap one out for a third-party choice anyhow, but that is at that time an additional buying.
So, for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series, we want some elegant picks to join the presently sporty mix, and for the assortment to be extensive wherever you buy the watch from.
So, what’s your thought on this upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 5? Do you like Samsung wearables and what’s your expectation from this upcoming watch? Let us know in the comment section and keep visiting our website for further updates on this top-notch upcoming Samsung wearable.