If you’ve been looking forward to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, we’ve got some bad news for you: this device could be surprisingly similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy Watch 4.
Leaked renders were leaked via news site 91 furniture (opens in new tab)coming from the trusty leaker Evan Blass, showing several different versions of the Watch 5 (and its classic variant) from all different angles.
But Samsung hasn’t really reinvented the wheel here, if these renderings are accurate. No, the company has dusted off the same wheel it used a year earlier and is apparently putting a ‘5’ over the ‘4’.
Official 3D Turntable Renders of the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro: https://t.co/a3h98hpzmeJuly 7, 2022
The watches have the same circular bodies as before, with two buttons on the right edge – it looks like the strap has a slightly larger redesign, with changes to the buckle, but this is a really small change in the grand scheme of things.
There seem to be four different versions of the watch: one blue, one green, one black, and one silver and white. Oh, and then there’s the Watch 5 Pro…
Analysis: no classic watch
While the Watch 5 is a dead ringer for the Watch 4, Blass also includes some footage of the Watch 5 Pro, and it’s certainly not the same as the Watch 4 Classic.
That wearable had a large rotating bezel, but there’s nothing similar here. No, the Watch 5 Pro looks a lot like the Watch 5, just with a small raised bezel.
Overall, these renders don’t exactly inspire much excitement for Samsung’s upcoming smartwatches. We expect to see more updates on the software front, with some extra modes or tools – otherwise there’s no chance Samsung will see a spot on our list of the best smartwatches.