How much are you willing to spend on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5?

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 on a blue background
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 sequence are rumored to launch alongside the brand new foldable gadgets, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4, on the subsequent Galaxy Unpacked occasion in August. The Galaxy Watch 5 sequence will reportedly include two fashions, the usual Galaxy Watch 5, and the Galaxy Watch 5 Professional.

The brand new smartwatch sequence will cast off the “Basic” sequence, and simplify the naming scheme. A brand new tweet from Roland Quandt confirms the upcoming sizes, costs, and totally different fashions that we are able to anticipate to see in just a few months. In keeping with leaked .rmation, the Galaxy Watch 5 will probably be out there in 40 and 44mm variants, with Bluetooth and LTE.


The Galaxy Watch 5 within the 40mm dimension will probably be out there in Pink Gold, Grey and Silver colours, whereas the 44mm variant will reportedly are available Blue, Grey, and Silver colours. The Galaxy Watch 5 Professional will probably be provided in a single 45mm dimension with Bluetooth and LTE, and it’ll are available Black and Titanium.

Quandt additionally revealed the alleged costs in Euros, and it’d come as a stunning shock. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 will value not less than €30 greater than final yr’s Galaxy Watch 4 sequence. The Galaxy Watch 5 Professional will value much more, and the LTE mannequin is rumored to set you again as a lot as €540 (~$560).

Mannequin Measurement Variant Value
Galaxy Watch 5 40mm Bluetooth €300
Galaxy Watch 5 40mm LTE €350
Galaxy Watch 5 44mm Bluetooth €350
Galaxy Watch 5 44mm LTE €400
Galaxy Watch 5 Professional 45mm Bluetooth €490
Galaxy Watch 5 Professional 45mm LTE €540

Greater costs demand larger expectations

Galaxy Watch 4 and Apple Watch Series 7 placed on a cloth surface Supply: Aryan Suren for Pocketnow

The 40mm, Galaxy Watch 4, Bluetooth model value €270, whereas the LTE mannequin retailed for €320 when it launched. It wasn’t low-cost, nevertheless it was aggressive in comparison with the Apple Watch. The €30 and €50 worth hikes aren’t sudden, given the inflation and world occasions. Nonetheless, not many individuals are keen to spend that a lot on non-Apple gadgets, and it will likely be laborious to persuade customers to spend further.

Consequently, customers may have a lot larger expectations concerning the Galaxy Watch 5 sequence. The following technology of Galaxy smartwatches will need to have a competing battery life to the Apple Watch, and the well being options should be improved for higher and extra correct measurements.

For comparability, the Apple Watch Sequence 6 would final me roughly two to 3 days on a single cost, and that’s one thing that I’m anticipating to see on new Android options. Providing a minimal of 2-day battery life is essential and a must have.

Initially, I deliberate on buying the Bluetooth version Galaxy Watch 5 Professional, however the brand new considerably larger costs modified a whole lot of issues. Spending almost €500 (~$530) on a smartwatch that may barely final a day, not to mention two days on a single cost, isn’t one thing I’m keen to spend my cash on. If the leak seems to be correct, I can already see Samsung having a tricky time promoting the Galaxy Watch 5 Professional, nevertheless it’s price preserving in thoughts that it’s rumored to return with a bigger battery capability and assist for quick charging.

Quick charging this present day is a should, and even when the Galaxy Watch 5 sequence can high up in simply half-hour, it received’t be sufficient to attraction to many customers. Quick charging is unbelievable and really helpful, however requiring customers to take off the watch every single day to high up the gadget isn’t one thing many are keen to place up with, myself included.

The brand new smartwatches will need to have a minimal of 2-day battery life to be interesting and provide distinctive options that may straight go head-to-head with the Apple Watch Sequence 7. That’s not all; we additionally need to see a greater construct high quality, smoother animations, and higher connectivity.

What do you consider the leaked Galaxy Watch 5 sequence costs? Do you take into account getting a Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Watch 5 Professional? Tell us within the feedback!