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Upcoming Samsung smartwatch could be the cure for your battery woes

The new watch will apparently live alongside the standard Watch 5 and Watch 5 Classic.
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April 8, 2022
A Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 on a leather surface displays the watch face Info Brick.
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TL;DR
  • Samsung is reportedly working on a new smartwatch with a huge battery.
  • The new watch apparently offers more than double the capacity of the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Samsung launched its Galaxy Watch 4 series last year, with the standard model offering solid battery life while the smaller Classic disappointed in this regard. It sounds like the company might have a solution in the works for those wanting a watch with great endurance.

Samsung is working on a third Galaxy Watch 5 variant in addition to the expected Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Classic models. SamMobile‘s sources claim that this third model — unofficially dubbed a Pro variant by the website — has a 572mAh battery.

By contrast, the Galaxy Watch 4 is equipped with a 361mAh battery and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic has a 247mAh pack. In other words, the so-called Galaxy Watch 5 Pro would more than double the Classic model’s battery capacity, while still being significantly larger than the standard model’s battery.

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We do wonder just how large this watch will be in order to accommodate the larger battery. It therefore might not be ideal if you don’t want to lug a brick around on your wrist.

Finally, SamMobile‘s sources claim the rumored watch isn’t 100% confirmed for launch just yet. But hopefully the watch sees the light of day after all, as Samsung’s smartwatch portfolio could do with another battery champion.