Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 to launch with new larger battery and tweaked design
The FCC has published documentation for 'WH12088', an unreleased Mobvoi smartwatch. While there have been no other sightings of 'WH12088' yet, the smartwatch is believed to be Mobvoi's next flagship smartwatch on account of its similarities with a leaked TicWatch Pro 5 render that surfaced last month. For reference, Mobvoi is expected to jump from the TicWatch Pro 3 to TicWatch Pro 5 because the word four is similar to the word death in East Asian languages.
As the image below shows, the FCC has revealed the shape of the WH12088, as well as its view from the side. Evidently, Mobvoi has equipped the smartwatch with a single physical button and a digital crown, the positions of which match last month's leaked render. The TicWatch Pro 5 should share its overall design with older TicWatch Pro smartwatches though, such as a toothed bezel surrounding the display and lugs that jut out the main body. Other design elements are unknown at this stage, although the TicWatch Pro 5 should hopefully launch with Wear OS 3 or an equivalent.
Additionally, the FCC confirms that WH12088 relies on a 611 mAh battery, which is approximately a 12.7% larger capacity than the 542 mAh battery in the Apple Watch Ultra. Likewise, it appears that the TicWatch Pro 5 will launch with a 3.55% larger battery than the Galaxy Watch5 Pro, Samsung's premier smartwatch. By contrast, the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra possesses a 577 mAh battery. In other words, the TicWatch Pro 5 should have a 5.89% larger battery than its predecessor. The Snapdragon W5 series promises to deliver up to 50% longer battery life than the Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform on which the TicWatch Pro 3 series is based. Hence, the TicWatch Pro 5 may last significantly longer between charges than other Wear OS smartwatches, Galaxy Watch5 Pro and TicWatch Pro 3 series included.
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