Samsung app confirms Galaxy Watch 5, Pro branding, and hints at Classic removal

Samsung app confirms Galaxy Watch 5, Pro branding, and hints at Classic removal

Rumors have been spreading about Samsung’s next-generation smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and about how Samsung might be removing the rotating bezel. Thanks to a new Samsung Health update, we get to see the official names of the watch and hints at the Classic model going away.

With today’s new Galaxy Watch 4 beta, there was also a beta update for the Samsung Health app, version 6.22.0.069. While this beta didn’t bring any new features or design upgrades, it did add support for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro. It’s important to note there is no Galaxy Watch 5 Classic, leading me to believe that the Classic series of Samsung smartwatches are ending with the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

While it may seem like a stretch to make hardware predictions based on placeholder images, something similar happened last year with the Galaxy Watch 4. The Samsung Health app was updated with a beta that showed the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic about a month before launch. The placeholder images Samsung used of the Galaxy Watch 4 was the Galaxy Watch Active 2, while the Watch 4 Classic used the Galaxy Watch 3. Both placeholders vaguely matched the design and style of the watch, leading me to believe the Pro model will have a more sporty design, similar to the Galaxy Watch 4.

Leakers like Ice Universe have also commented on the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, claiming it also won’t have a rotating bezel. He has also made claims that the watch may use materials like sapphire glass and titanium for the display and body, making it seem like a more premium version of the normal Galaxy Watch 5.

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