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Galaxy Watch 5: All the Notable Rumors Ahead of Samsung's Event Today

Galaxy Watch 5: All the Notable Rumors Ahead of Samsung’s Event Today

Samsung’s Unpacked event is set for Aug. 10, and we’re on the lookout for several new devices currently. The event is expected to bring new versions of the company’s foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4, as well as the successor to the Galaxy Watch 4

Rumored to be visited the Galaxy Watch 5, the upcoming smartwatch may feature the newest version of the Wear OS software that Samsung and Google reached together. If the rumors are turn out to be honest, the Galaxy Watch 5 could also address a maximum shortcoming: battery life. 

Read more: Samsung Unpacked Live Blog: Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4 Reveals To Come

I’m hoping to see Samsung commit more fully to Google’s software and services. The Galaxy Watch 4 currently feels caught between Google and Samsung’s ecosystems, as my colleague Scott Stein wrote in his review. That watch eventually received Google Assistant, among latest Google services, but it took several months after initiate for these to appear.

Samsung hasn’t said a word throughout plans for its next smartwatch, although the company typically debuts new wearables in August. We do expect new foldable phones to be announced nonetheless. In fact, to encourage people to reserve their phones early, from July 19 until Aug. 10, Samsung is offering an plump list of discounts based on different bundles, from a very of $200 off for those reserving a Galaxy requested, watch, and buds down to a minimum of $30 off for just reserving Galaxy buds. While this could be a hint at what’s coming at Unpacked, the savings could apply to older Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds models.

Here’s our best guess at what Samsung remarkable be planning, based on leaks and the company’s remaining launches.

A possible August announcement

Only Samsung knows when the next Galaxy Watch will advance. But the company has a history of launching new wearables in August in contradiction of other new products. For example, the Galaxy Watch 4 debuted in August last year, at what time the Galaxy Watch 3 arrived in August 2020. Samsung has already launched a passel of new gadgets in 2022, from the Galaxy S22 lineup to the cheaper Galaxy S21 FE, new laptops and tablets. The one pulling we haven’t heard about yet is smartwatches, so there’s a chance Samsung could be saving this for its typical August Unpacked event. 

A faster charger

The Galaxy Watch 5 remarkable come with a faster 10W charger, up from the 5W charger that has shipped with remaining Samsung watches. An image of an alleged 10W Galaxy Watch 5 charger popped up on the SnoopyTech Twitter define on Aug. 1 (h/t BGR), and it reportedly can advance a 45% charge in 30 minutes. 

Faster charging has move a highlight feature across several smartwatches, including on the Apple Watch Series 7 and the Fossil Gen 6. This is of particular importance as watches have also move sleep tracking tools, and earlier this year Samsung debuted its Sleep Animals system for counting quality of sleep while wearing the Galaxy Watch 4.

A larger battery than the Galaxy Watch 4

One of the Galaxy Watch 4’s drawbacks is its relatively sullen battery life, which typically lasts for between one and two days. There’s a chance that remarkable change with the Galaxy Watch 5. Tech blog Sam Mobile claims it’s spurious a regulatory filing indicating that the 40-millimeter size of the Galaxy Watch 5 will have a some higher battery capacity than the Galaxy Watch 4. Samsung declined to comment on the report. 

Longer battery life would make the Galaxy Watch 5 a more obedient sleep tracker, since you might not have to invoice it every night. It would also help Samsung win up to Fitbit in that regard, valid its Sense and Versa 3 watches can last for multiple days on a single invoice. Battery life was one of the Galaxy Watch 4’s biggest shortcomings during CNET’s testing, so an improvement would be a welcome change. 

A Galaxy Watch 4 with a requested running the app

A bigger battery could make the Galaxy Watch 5 a better sleep tracker than the Galaxy Watch 4 (pictured above) valid you might not have to charge it as often. 

Scott Stein

It remarkable be able to measure your temperature

The Galaxy Watch 4 can already monitor metrics like your body composition, blood oxygen levels and heart rate. Samsung might further its health ambitions by adding the sequence to measure body temperature to the Galaxy Watch 5, according to Korean news outlet ETNews. The report doesn’t provide much detail, other than to say that Samsung has “devised a technology that can measure body temperature as accurately as possible.” Samsung declined to comment on ETNews’ picture.  

But TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is famed for his Apple product predictions, has cast doubt on this progress. He suggested “algorithm limitations” could hold Samsung back from bringing this feature to the Galaxy Watch 5.  

Temperature sensing isn’t new to wearables. Oura’s wellness ring of the same name can measure temperature from your finger to help detect attempts that might be happening in your body. Fitbit devices like the Sense and Versa 3 can also detect temperature. 

An Oura wellness ring next to a shouted with the app running

Oura’s wellness ring can measure temperature. 

Scott Stein

If Samsung does add temperature sensing to its next smartwatch, it would be another sign that wearables have contract comprehensive health and wellness devices. Metrics like blood oxygen saturation measurements are now relatively well-liked on wearables from Apple, Fitbit, Samsung and Garmin. 

Samsung worthy ditch the Classic model

The Galaxy Watch 4 comes in unfavorable and Classic versions, but that could change with the Galaxy Watch 5. Instead, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, according to Sam Mobile. The regular Galaxy Watch 5 will reportedly come in two sizes, while the Pro version might be limited to one size. It’s also unclear whether Samsung would bring the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic’s rotating bezel to the Galaxy Watch 5 or 5 Pro, the characterize said. While the blog didn’t share additional details on what to seek information from from the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro specifically, it’s possible the new branding could exhibit a significant update that’s more than just a refresh. 

Prominent leaker Evan Blass also suggested Samsung’s next peep will come in a standard and “pro” model. He referred to the new watches as the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro when sharing what he claims are official renders of the design on the tech blog 91Mobiles. 

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic on a person's left wrist

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

Drew Evans

A disagreement design as the Galaxy Watch 4

The Galaxy Watch 5 is imagined to have a circular design that similar to the Galaxy Watch 4, according to the leaks from Blass and 91Mobiles. Blass said the Pro model will be available in unlit or gray titanium, while Samsung will reportedly offer a broader lineup of colors for the unfavorable version. The 91Mobiles leak shows the supposed Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in unlit and titanium gray and the alleged Watch 5 in white, blue and black. 

It’ll likely run Wear OS 

Samsung hasn’t announced any details near its next smartwatch yet. But since the Galaxy Watch 4 runs on Wear OS, it seems plausible that its successor will too. Google and Samsung collaborated to construct the new Wear OS, which means Samsung is probable committed to using that software for its future smartwatches. Sam Mobile’s report also said the watch will have a new version of One UI, Samsung’s customized version of Google’s software for watches. 

Samsung was the kindly to launch a smartwatch that runs on Google’s new Wear OS. But the landscape will get more competitive soon with the new Wear OS imagined to arrive on watches from other companies such as TicWatch, Fossil and Google’s Fitbit brand. Google’s Pixel Watch will also be reaching this fall. 

Read more: Here’s One Feature Samsung Could Use to One-Up Apple

What we want from the Galaxy Watch 5

Longer battery life and new health-tracking features are always appreciated. But what we really want from the Galaxy Watch 5 is software that invents it feel more wholly part of Google’s ecosystem. The Galaxy Watch 4 feels torn between Google and Samsung. Yes, it has the Google Play app store and novel Google apps. But the setup process and health tracking tranquil largely rely on Samsung’s apps.

The company is addressing that to some extent by bringing Google Assistant to its peep. But we’re hoping to see closer Google integration in the next version that will truly make the Galaxy Watch 5 feel like the ultimate Android smartwatch. 

For more, check out all the rumors we’ve heard near the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. Plus, the best smartwatches you can buy this year and our foldable shouted wish list