Samsung’s second big launch of 2022 is just around the corner, with the company holding an event on August 10th where we expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 line-up – and those watches are on the way. becoming true highlights of the show.
At this point, there’s not much we don’t know about wearables, assuming the recent leaks we’ve seen are accurate, and a massive new leak has just surfaced in WinFuture (opens in new tab)which consists of an almost complete spec list along with supposedly official marketing photos.
The biggest news in this leaked information is the battery capacities, with the 40mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 apparently having a 284mAh battery, the 44mAh model having a 410mAh battery, and the 45mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. apparently getting a massive 590mAh battery.
These capacities would be greater than the battery capacities of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 range and also greater than previous leaks have suggested. They would apparently allow 50 hours of life on the standard models and up to 80 hours in the case of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which would be even better than the three days of life we previously heard it could manage.
Other leaked specs include mention of a 1.19-inch 396 x 396 AMOLED display on the 40mm model and a larger 1.36-inch 450 x 450 AMOLED display on the other two, with sapphire glass used for the display on all three. versions.
They also apparently charge wirelessly at 10W and all use the Exynos W920 chipset we saw earlier in the Galaxy Watch 4. It’s said to be paired with up to 16GB of storage, plus GPS, NFC and – in the case of cellular models – a it is yes.
We also have dimensions, with the standard Galaxy Watch 5 models apparently being 9.8mm thick and coming in at 28.7g for the 40mm model and 33.5g for the 44mm model. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is 10.5mm thick and 46.5g. All that extra weight is probably because of the bigger battery.
We’ve included some leaked images of the wearables above – more of them can be seen on the WinFuture website, but they don’t show much of what we haven’t seen before. The main advantage is that none of the models seem to have a rotating bezel, which is a shame. In fact, the Watch 5 Pro looks a lot like the standard versions, but apparently has a titanium body.
There’s also a new sensor visible on the back of these wearables, which the site speculates could be for measuring body temperature.
Finally, we have possible pricing, with the 40mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 apparently costing €299, the 44mm model costing €329 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro costing €469. cell apparently costing €40-€50 more.
For reference, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 started at €269 for a 40mm model, rising to €299 for a 44mm and between €369 and €399 for the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, depending on the size.
So the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 line will apparently be more expensive. Pricing conversions are never exact, but if those Euro prices are accurate you can expect to pay a little more than the $249.99 / £249 / AU$399 the Watch 4 started at for a Watch 5 and more than the $349 / £349 / AU$549 that the Watch 4 Classic started at the Watch 5 Pro.
Analysis: Even at these prices, the Galaxy Watch 5 line could beat the Apple Watch 8
The Galaxy Watch lineup is typically the Apple Watch’s main rival, and this year it could offer even tougher competition than usual.
While we still don’t know anything for sure about the Watch 5 or Apple Watch 8, leaks suggest that Apple’s next wearable will be at least as expensive, even taking into account the rumors of price increases for Samsung’s watches mentioned above.
With Samsung’s wearables possibly offering dramatically better battery life, they could have the Apple Watch 8 beaten in that department; and aside from a possible new Apple Watch 8 Rugged Edition, it doesn’t look like Apple’s upcoming wearables will offer many updates. They might have a body temperature sensor, but so do Samsung watches.
The choice as always will mostly come down to your preferred operating system – and if you have an Android phone then the Apple Watch 8 isn’t an option. But just looking at the specs and pricing, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 lineup is likely to match or surpass Apple’s best watches.