Samsung is launching the Galaxy Watch 5 series at the upcoming Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 foldables. So far, we saw a number of leaks that revealed various things about the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro, while the latest specs leak leaves nothing to the imagination.
Per the WinFuture report, the Galaxy Watch 5 will be available in two sizes including 40mm and 44mm, while the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro with a 45mm case diameter will be available in the future. The report reconfirms the titanium body is the main difference between both of these upcoming smartwatches.
The Galaxy Watch 5’s 40mm variant is equipped with a 1.19-inch AMOLED display with 396 x 396 pixels, while the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro 44mm model sports a 1.36-inch AMOLED panel covered with sapphire glass and a higher 450 x 450 pixels resolution as well.
Moreover, the same source revealed that the Watch 4’s 40mm and 44mm variants have a battery capacity of 284mAh and 410 mAh, respectively, that can last up to 50 hours on a single charge. On the other side, the Watch 5 Pro variant might offer a long-lasting 590mAh battery with 80 hours of runtime and 10W fast charging.
Further, the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro specs leak suggests could feature Samsung’s own made Exynos W920 dual-core SoC paired with 16GB of storage, which was first debuted with the Galaxy Watch 4 series. Notably, the wearables specs include GPS and NFC support, while the eSIM functionality is exclusively available on LTE models.
Talking about the overall build, the Galaxy Watch 5 models are each 9.8 millimeters thick and weigh 28.7 and 33.5 grams respectively, meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is 10.5 millimeters thick and weighs about 46.5 grams. As teased earlier, Samsung will bring the BioActive sensor updates with the Watch 5 lineup.
Previous reports even revealed that the Galaxy Watch 5 lineup (or Watch 5 Pro) will be packed with a body temperature sensor. Now, coming to the end with sharing the leaked info about the price of both of the upcoming Samsung watches.
- Galaxy Watch 5 Bluetooth
- 40mm: €299
- 44mm: €329
- Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
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Samsung’s Universal Gestures of Galaxy Watch detailed
Thanks to the One UI Watch’s Universal Gestures, Samsung Galaxy Watch models are suitable for everyone. The feature enhances accessibility and allows you to navigate without having to touch the display or the rotating bezel (or the virtual bezel) at all.
Users of Samsung Galaxy Watch can activate the Universal Gestures through the Accessibility sub-menu under Settings. The “make a fist” gesture selects an item while making a fist twice opens up the Action menu, or activates Universal gestures.
The pinch moves to the next highlighted item while a double pinch returns to highlight the previous item. The Action menu showcases different available actions based on the active app or menu. Interestingly, users having no disabilities would also find the Universal Gestures feature useful.
Verizon rolling out November 2023 update to Galaxy Watch 6 with trimmed Samsung app names
November 2023 update for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic can be identified through the build version ending with AWK4 in the US. This update is already available in Korea.
The latest update improves the stability and performance of the device. According to the release notes, the company has simplified the names of some stock apps by removing “Samsung” from them. These apps are:
- Samsung Health > Health
- Samsung Pay > Pay
- Samsung Wallet > Wallet
- Samsung Global Goals > Global Goals
To install the latest update, you just need to open the Galaxy wearable app on a connected Android phone and navigate to Watch Settings>> Watch software update >> Download and install. If an update is available, tap the “Update now” option, and on the Watch software update’ screen, tap “Install now”.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, 5 and 6 can store transport ticket
Samsung and Île-de-France Mobilités launch a new phase of experimentation on the dematerialization of transport tickets which will allow you to validate your ticket or Navigo pass with a Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5, or Watch 6 series smartwatch in Ile-de-France Mobilités, France.
Île-de-France Mobilités is in the process of converting transport tickets and is stepping up its efforts to increasingly dematerialize them. The objective is to make the lives of Ile-de-France residents easier and to save them time by purchasing, recharging, and validating their transport tickets instantly.
Financed by Île-de-France Mobilités, this experiment will make it possible to test the purchase of tickets from your smartphone to store them on the connected watch and validate them on the terminals of the Île transport network -de-France Mobilités.
The experiment is open to 10,000 testers, Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch owners can register for this phase today.