Samsung to address Galaxy Watch4 series shortcoming with next-generation Pro model
The Galaxy Watch4 impressed us when we reviewed it last year. Unfortunately, poor battery life let Samsung's flagship smartwatch down, even with the energy-efficient Exynos W920 SoC. Typically, we could not get more than a day's battery life out of our Galaxy Watch4, but its 247 mAh battery regularly ran out of juice before the end of the day. According to SamMobile, Samsung may be doing something about this with the Galaxy Watch5 series.
Reputedly, Samsung will release the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Classic as direct successors to last year's models. On the other hand, the website alleges that Samsung also has a 'Galaxy Watch5 Pro' in the works, despite the Classic being a more expensive version of the regular Galaxy Watch4.
SamMobile has not provided many details about the Galaxy Watch5 Pro. However, Samsung has certified the EB-BR925ABY with Safety Korea, a smartwatch battery that has a 572 mAh capacity. As 9to5Google notes, 572 mAh is a considerably higher capacity than most smartwatch batteries.
While the EB-BR925ABY is 5 mAh smaller than the 577 mAh battery in the TicWatch Pro 3, 572 mAh should give the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro a runtime boost over the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. The TicWatch Pro 3 underlines that the Galaxy Watch5 Pro would not need to be that thick either. Allegedly, the Galaxy Watch5 series may feature a temperature sensor, too. Based on previous rumours, Samsung plans to release the Galaxy Watch5 series in August.