Samsung has officially launched Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 at today’s Galaxy Unpacked event. However, the new-gen foldable smartphones are not the only highlight of the event, it also launches the all-new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series which includes Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
It’s worth mentioning that replacing the old ‘Classic’ model, the company has introduced the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro this year. With this, Samsung has also ditched the iconic physical rotating bezel.
The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is the upper version of the Galaxy Watch 5 that comes with some additional features, a bit larger screen, a titanium body, a bigger battery, and of course, it is costlier. Let’s check out the complete specifications, pricing, and availability of the product below.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro specifications:
The size of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is large and it is only available in 45mm. It features a 1.36-inch AMOLED display that offers a 450 x 450 pixels resolution and is made up of sapphire glass. So if you are someone whose hand suits a large watch, then you should definitely go for it.
Samsung’s Exynos W920 processor powers the new wearable. This is the same chip that comes under the Galaxy Watch 4 series. On the Watch 5 Pro, this chipset is paired with 16GB of internal storage.
The new smartwatch presents a significant change in battery life. It sports a 590mAh battery that is capable to last up to 80 hours on a single charge. Also, it supports 10W fast charging, which is a huge upgrade as the highest charging speed of the Galaxy watch was only 5W so far.
For the Galaxy Watch 5 series, the company has introduced a new feature-rich custom OS – Wear OS 3.5-based One UI Watch 4.5. It brings a bunch of new watch faces, a dual SIM feature, a new UI for the Contacts app, QWERTY layouts for the Samsung Keyboard, and much more.
The device comes with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. It supports NFC connectivity, GPS, and the same BioActive sensor used in its predecessor, featuring ECG and heart-rate sensors, a blood pressure sensor, and a BIA sensor.
Besides this, the watch also comes with awaited temperature measurement sensor, improved sleep tracking with coaching, and three new Health features including Route Workout, Turn-by-Turn Directions, and TrackBack.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro availability and price:
Samsung is offering two color variants for the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro wearables including Black Titanium and Grey Titanium. Its price starts at $449 for the Bluetooth version and $499 for the LTE version.
The pre-orders are already up on the official Samsung website and the sale will begin on August 26.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 188.8.131.52 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!