Color naming

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 color options leak as a launch seems close

We’re counting down the days until the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro launch, and a few new leaks give us a better idea of ​​what color variations to expect and point to a launch in the not-too-distant future.

First well-known tipster Evan Blass (opens in a new tab) has a shared code which apparently reveals the color options the Galaxy Watch 5 will be available in: it looks like we have silver, sapphire and graphite for the standard version and silver, sapphire and graphite. gold for the smallest model.

Moving on to the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, if this leak is accurate, the two color choices will be Titanium Black and Titanium Gray. Previous rumors had pointed to higher-end materials for the higher-end version of the smartwatch.

Regulatory approval

Besides the color options, SamMobile (opens in a new tab) has spotted LTE variants of the Galaxy Watch 5 going through the registration process with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulators in the US, suggesting a launch could happen very soon.

While there’s nothing official from Samsung regarding these smartwatches so far, given that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic were unveiled in August 2021, there’s a lot to bet that the new models will appear in August. 2022 – most likely alongside some foldable phones.

If so, you can expect more leaks to appear over the next month and a half while Samsung gets organized. As always, we’ll be here to bring you official announcements on these new products when they’re made.


Analysis: what will we see in August?

Nothing is official or confirmed yet, but there have been plenty of leaks and rumors regarding what we can expect from the new Samsung smartwatches. There has also been talk that there could be a third super premium model on the way, based on leaked codenames.

For now, we’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy Watch to keep the same name while the Samsung Galaxy Watch Classic becomes the Samsung Galaxy Watch Pro — given that it’s a bigger, more luxurious option, the brand change makes sense.

As for the actual improvements over last year’s models, the rumor is that the 2022 smartwatches will charge much faster at least – that would be a welcome improvement over the current models, even if it doesn’t. There’s no major improvement in terms of actual battery life.

It’s not all good news though, as there’s talk that the Classic/Pro model is going to ditch the rotating bezel this time around, which we wouldn’t like to see. It gives users a different and very intuitive way to access on-screen menus and features, so hopefully it will be included on at least some of the newer devices.