Only a week or two remain until the release of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5, but we already know what it looks like, have an estimate of how much it will cost, and that the rotating bezel is no longer a feature. Now that we know the charging time for the Galaxy Watch 5 and that the charger will change to USB-C.
Today, SnoopyTech published a few information about the Galaxy Watch 5, concentrating on how the device charges.
The Galaxy Watch 5 will, as previously reported, have an improved charger with a faster output. The Watch 5’s charger will increase from the Galaxy Watch 4’s 5W to 10W. Samsung estimated that the Galaxy Watch 4 will take 110 minutes, or little under two hours, to fully charge with the 5W output of the device from last year.
The Galaxy Watch 5 can reportedly be charged to 45 percent in 30 minutes, although there is yet no direct comparison available. That would suggest a complete charge in just over an hour if charging followed a linear path, but it’s likely that things will proceed much more slowly. It’s also important to keep in mind that Samsung is increasing the Galaxy Watch 5 series battery size, which could mean charging will likely proceed at about the same rate at the end of the day.
45% in 30 minutes
— SnoopyTech (@_snoopytech_) August 1, 2022
The Galaxy Watch 5’s charger is switching from USB-A to USB-C, which is odd compared to most other smartwatches. This is another important point to note. This makes it possible to charge your smartwatch without using the less-effective “Wireless Powershare” feature on your smartphone.
Snoopy also provides pricing information for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in Canada. The 40mm Galaxy Watch 5 costs $349 CAD, while the 44mm model costs $389 CAD. The Watch 5 Pro, on the other hand, is priced at $559 CAD.
At a gathering on August 10, Samsung is anticipated to formally introduce the Galaxy Watch 5 series along with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4.
The most recent smartphones from the electronics giant, including the upcoming Galaxy Fold 4 and Flip 4, are typically the headliners of Samsung Unpacked presentations. I’m now most interested about the additional accessories at the Unpacked event, which will take place on August 10, in part because the early leaks of the new foldables haven’t delighted me as much as I’d thought.
I’m referring to the new Wear OS watches, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which will take the place of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic from a year ago. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is taking us past the Classic line’s physical rotating bezel and into new area where we get to experience what the word “Pro” means to Samsung in a watch, even though the Watch 5 looks like the Watch 4.
Although we still don’t know what “Pro” will mean thanks to a recent leak from 91Mobiles that showcases all of the Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro versions, we are now able to see each watch on our wrist.
The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is displayed in two colours in the vast gallery of photographs below, followed by the Galaxy Watch 5 in three further hues. You can see front, angled, profile, rear, and off-wrist perspectives by selecting any watch model, which is displayed in its own column of various angled pictures.
The fact that these watches have very recognisable designs and that the Watch 5 Pro is enormous are my main takeaways. Another word for it might be thick, probably due to the reported long-lasting battery and all of its other high-end features.
Have you seen enough? The unveiling of everything new in Samsung World is just days away.