We’re counting down the days to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and a few new leaks give us a better idea of what color variations to expect, as well as pointing to a launch in the not-too-distant future.
First, well-known informant Evan Blass (opens in new tab) shared a code that apparently reveals the color options the Galaxy Watch 5 will be available in: it looks like we have Silver, Sapphire and Graphite for the standard version and Silver, Sapphire and Pink Gold for the smaller model.
Moving on to the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, if this leak is accurate, the two color choices will be Titanium Black and Titanium Gray. Previous rumors pointed to more premium materials for the more premium version of the smartwatch.
In addition to color options, SamMobile (opens in new tab) detected the LTE variations of the Galaxy Watch 5 going through the registration process with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulators in the US, suggesting that a launch could happen very soon.
While there’s been nothing official from Samsung about these smartwatches so far, considering the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic were revealed in August 2021, it’s a pretty safe bet that the new models will appear in August 2022 – possibly next to some folding phones.
If that’s the case, you can expect a few more leaks to surface in the next month and a half as Samsung sorts itself out. As always, we’ll be here to bring you the official announcements about these new products when they’re made.
Analysis: What will we see in August?
Nothing is official or confirmed yet, but there have been leaks and rumors aplenty when it comes to what we can expect from Samsung’s new smartwatches. There have also been rumors that there may be a third super premium model on the way, based on leaked codenames.
For now, we’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy Watch to keep the same name while the Samsung Galaxy Watch Classic becomes the Samsung Galaxy Watch Pro – as it’s a larger, more luxurious option, the change in branding makes sense.
When it comes to real improvements over last year’s models, the rumor is that the 2022 smartwatches will charge a lot faster, at the very least – that would be a welcome improvement over current models, even if there isn’t a huge leap forward. in terms of actual battery life.
However, it’s not all good news, as the Classic/Pro model is rumored to ditch the rotating bezel this time around, which we wouldn’t want to see. It gives users a different and very intuitive way to access on-screen menus and features, so we hope it will be included in at least some of the new devices.