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We're counting down the days until the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and some new leaks give us a better idea of ​​what color variations to expect and point to a launch in the not too long. Distant future.

First up, well-known tipster Evan Blass (Opens in a new tab) has shared a code that apparently reveals the color options the Galaxy Watch 5 will be available in: It looks like we've got Silver, Sapphire and Graphite for the standard version and Silver. , Sapphire and Rose Gold for the smallest model.

Moving on to the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, if this leak is accurate, the two color options will be Titanium Black and Titanium Grey. Previous rumors had pointed to high-end materials for the high-end version of the smartwatch.

regulatory approval

In addition to color options, SamMobile (opens in a new tab) has spotted LTE variants of the Galaxy Watch 5 in the process of being registered with regulators at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States, suggesting that the launch could take place very soon.

While there is nothing official from Samsung regarding these smartwatches so far, given that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic were introduced in August 2021, there is a lot to bet that the new models will appear in August. . 2022, likely alongside some foldable phones.

If so, you can expect more leaks to surface over the next month and a half as Samsung gets its act together. As always, we'll be here to give you official announcements about these new products when they're made.

Analysis: what will we see in August?

Nothing is official or confirmed yet, but there have been a lot of leaks and rumors about what we can expect from Samsung's new smartwatches. There has also been talk that a third super-premium model could be on the way, based on leaked codenames.

For now, we expect the Samsung Galaxy Watch to keep the same name, while the Samsung Galaxy Watch Classic becomes the Samsung Galaxy Watch Pro; Given that it's a larger, more luxurious option, the rebrand makes sense.

As for the actual improvements over last year's models, the 2022 smartwatches are rumored to charge much faster at least, which would be a welcome improvement over current models, even if it isn't. battery duration.

It's not all good news though, as there's talk of the Classic/Pro model ditching the rotating bezel this time, which we wouldn't like to see. It gives users a different and very intuitive way to access on-screen menus and functions, so we expect it to be included in at least some of the newer devices.

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