Rumored to include three members at least once before, this is getting some very interesting codenames today hinting at a key focus area. Perhaps more importantly, it’s now essentially etched in stone that the undoubtedly health-centered “Heart”, aka Galaxy Watch 5, will come in three different versions. Judging by said codenames, however, that might not represent an expansion over the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, with the “Heart-S” and “Heart-L” likely to correspond to direct sequels of the former’s 40 and 44mm models while a single “Heart-Pro” may follow in the footsteps of 2021’s small and large Classic.
While Samsung’s flexible and (not-so-mysterious) Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 mobile powerhouses are (understandably) hogging the spotlight well in advance of the company’s next big Unpacked event, there’s clearly also a good chance the company will look to unveil a new smartwatch or two (or three) at some point in August. Based on the most recent global market report and the chaebol’s own Q1 2022 financial roundup, we can assume that last year’s Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic generated fairly robust sales numbers, which should generate a reasonable level of pre-launch excitement for the Galaxy Watch 5 family.
Despite this new GalaxyClub reveal, the oft-reliable folks over at SamMobile are still not ready to give up the possibility of the “Galaxy Watch 5 Pro” ultimately going official under the Galaxy Watch 5 Ultra label. Whichever of those two names will commercially materialize in the summer, you can be certain this ultra-high-end Apple Watch Series 8 rival aims to bring serious battery life upgrades to the table compared to the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.
We’re currently expecting a massive 572mAh cell to reside under this bad boy’s hood, up from the 361mAh battery capacity of the 46mm Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. That almost definitely means the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro (or Ultra) will opt for an “L” size of its own, although if that’s a problem, you’ll be happy to know the non-Pro models are also tipped to (slightly) improve the endurance between charges of their forerunners. We’re talking a 276mAh battery on the Galaxy Watch 5 “S”, for instance, compared to the 247mAh juicer of the 40mm non-Classic Galaxy Watch 4, which is itself capable of keeping the lights on for a day or so of “normal” use.