More information about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 has leaked.
A reliable tech tipster spills the beans on what Samsung has in store for the Galaxy Watch 5.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is rapidly approaching, and we now know what colour options will be available for the regular model, a smaller version, and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
Evan Blass, a technology leaker with a strong track record of revealing news before the manufacturers themselves, provided these colours. In this case, Blass shared an image of code that includes the Galaxy Watch 5 model names and colour options.
If this image is correct, it means that the regular Galaxy Watch 5 will be available in silver, sapphire, and graphite. This smartwatch is available in silver, sapphire, and pink gold in a smaller version, while the flagship Watch 5 Pro is available in black titanium and grey titanium.
Although the latter could simply be colour names, it suggests that the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will have a premium titanium case and thus a slightly higher price than the regular Watch 5, which is expected to come in aluminium.
While the majority of these colour names make sense, we're interested in seeing what a sapphire smartwatch will look like. Sapphire crystal is frequently used by luxury watchmakers as a more durable and scratch-resistant alternative to glass, but we doubt it will be used on the standard Watch 5. It was previously speculated that Samsung would use it for the more expensive Watch 5 Pro, but this has yet to be confirmed.
While sapphire can be found in almost any colour – except red, when it is known as ruby – it is most commonly associated with blue.
Also this week in Galaxy Watch 5 news, SamMobile reports that the LTE versions have passed regulatory approval at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States, which is a step that products with wireless technology go through just before going on sale.
The FCC has already seen Wi-Fi versions of the smartwatch, revealing that the smaller model has a case diameter of 40mm, the regular is 44mm, and the Watch 5 Pro is 46mm.
We're approaching a year since Samsung unveiled the current-generation Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic in August 2021, so we expect the new models to be announced in the coming months.