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Galaxy Watch 5 hopefuls get a glimpse at Wear OS 3.5 and One UI Watch 4.5
- New leaks from Evan Blass preview features of Wear OS 3.5 and One UI Watch 4.5, including new watch faces.
- Leak highlights include a new QWERTY keyboard and seamless voice entry, plus other accessibility customization options.
- The leak also depicts dual-SIM functionality.
With little commentary, trusted leaker Evan Blass dropped a number of images on Twitter, previewing what users can expect to find in Wear OS 3.5 and One UI Watch 4.5. New watch faces and tweaks to accessibility functions are among the features depicted.
Users will now have the ability to adjust the audio emitted from their smartwatch in terms of left/right balance. Similarly, interaction and dexterity will also be adjustable as far as tap duration and the double press accessibility shortcut. Finally, new visibility enhancements include color correction and the option to utilize one of four color filters.
In true “keeping up with the Apple Watch” fashion, the leak also illustrates that a QWERTY keyboard is headed to more Wear OS wrists. TalkBack is also in the works. One image shows that a simple double-press of the device’s action button will activate the feature on any screen. These two upgrades should help to streamline users’ usage and make messaging much faster and more accessible. In a similar vein, a last set of images also shows dual-SIM functionality. This will allow users to choose which SIM to access from their wrist for calls and messages.
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It’s likely these and other updates will arrive on the Galaxy Watch 5 expected to drop later this summer. Meanwhile, many other smartwatches eligible for Wear OS 3 are still waiting on deck.