The rumors were confirmed (once again) regarding the new Samsung watches, although instead of one two models arrived: the Galaxy Watch 5, which replaces the Galaxy Watch 4 and which, in turn, comes in two sizes : 40mm with a 1.2-inch screen, and 44mm with a 1.4-inch screen. There isn’t even going to be a Galaxy Watch 5 Classic yet, though we will see a 45mm Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which Samsung says is made for outdoor and adventure fans who need a rugged, packed watch. of functions.
Galaxy Watch 5
The Galaxy Watch 5 looks the same as the Galaxy Watch 4, with identical dimensions, screen sizes, and weight. Something bad? No way! We loved the design of the Galaxy Watch 4, so repeating parts of it is the right thing to do. The way the display floats within the case gives it visual interest, and the integrated strap design very effectively minimizes the size of the watch.
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The overall style is sporty, and if you pair it with the right strap, it won’t look out of place with fancy clothes. In this item, there is much to choose from. Samsung has expanded its selection of straps and there are plenty of options in different materials.
Water resistance is rated IP68, and the case is made from Samsung’s tough Armor aluminum, which is also used for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4’s bezels. The glass above the screen has been upgraded to sapphire crystal. to increase scratch resistance.
The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is a different proposition. Made of titanium, the case is 10.5mm thick compared to the Watch 5’s 9.8mm. Also, the case size has increased to 45mm.
Overall, it’s not much bigger than the 44mm Watch 5, it has the same 1.4-inch 450 x 450 pixel Super AMOLED screen, but the way the screen has been recessed into the frame making it an all-in-one ” clearly distinguishes him from his brothers.
It’s also heavier, at 46 grams compared to the larger Watch 5’s 33 grams. This is because it has a larger battery (590 mAh) inside. Sapphire is used over the display, but it’s thicker than the panel used on the Watch 5 for added protection.
Samsung has made the exterior of the Watch 5 Pro tougher, but if that’s not enough, it also comes with a small plastic case that clips onto the body, covering the titanium case and adding more shock protection, kind of like a Casio G-Shock. Putting this guard on is as simple as lining up the holes, and once it’s in place, it’s very secure.
Although Samsung aims its Watch 5 Pro at fans of outdoor activities, with the right strap you can use it wherever you go. Some will surely find the 45mm case size to look too big on their wrists, although it is not. so enormous.
The Watch 5 Pro looks great, but the titanium case and other changes make it much more expensive than the Watch 5. It’s $450 for the Wi-Fi version, or $500 for the LTE model. The 40mm Watch 5 starts at $280, going up to $330 for its LTE model.
The Galaxy Watch 5 comes in graphite or silver, plus a sapphire color for the 44mm versions and rose gold for the 40mm versions. The Watch 5 Pro comes in black or grey. Like the new Z Flip4, it can be customized using Bespoke Studio, where you can find up to 1,032 different possible combinations.
All three models are available from August 26, with pre-orders from August 10 to 25.