Samsung could release an all-new Galaxy Watch 5 Pro version with a monster battery, according to a Korean certification.
The filing, spotted by Sammobile, reveals a codename for the new smartwatch, and lists a 572mAh battery among the specs – which could be a huge upgrade on the current size.
The existing 45mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 packs a 361mAh battery – so this could be a 60% boost in time away from the charger.
So what are the chances of this being a Galaxy Watch 5 Pro – and not some totally new wearable altogether?
Well the Korean certification lists the model number as SM-R925, while the Galaxy Watch 4 was RM-825, which does indicate a jump in generation.
And Sammobile cites unnamed sources that a Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is in the works – although caveat that the project could be canned.
We don’t have any other details about what the wider Galaxy Watch 5 release might pack in, but it will be interesting to see how Samsung tackles the issue of size. Packing a 60% bigger battery into a 45mm watch case isn’t going to be easy without an increase in size.
So what of the Galaxy Watch 5 in general? We have a handful of rumors worth, ahead of a likely August or September 2022 release date.
We reported that Samsung was boosting the battery size of its standard Galaxy Watch 5 devices, from 247mAh to a 276mAh on the 40mm version.
And there have also been rumblings that Samsung will include a temperature sensor in its next generation smartwatch.
There’s still big pressure on Samsung to increase battery life, as it still offers a single day away from the charger. That’s in contrast to the likes of Huawei and Amazfit, which both offer strong alternatives to Samsung, with weeks of battery life and similar features.
As ever, watch this space for concrete details as we get it.
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