We’re about midway by way of 2022, which signifies that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 ought to launch quickly. Naturally, tons of leaks and rumors are floating round, and far of this unverified information focuses on potential design modifications—together with one that will ruffle just a few feathers.
As reported by 9to5Google, the most recent Samsung Well being app beta contains assist for the Galaxy Watch 5 and a brand new Galaxy Watch 5 Professional. However evidently this new “Professional” mannequin could change the Galaxy Watch Basic, which is absent from the Well being app beta.
Whereas the usual Galaxy Watch is undeniably digital, the Galaxy Watch Basic takes on a extra conventional design. That is because of a rotating bezel, which appears to be like superior and supplies extra intuitive management for some primary smartwatch features (equivalent to scrolling).
Now, some folks assume that the Galaxy Watch 5 Professional will inherit this rotating bezel, successfully making it a “substitute” for the Watch Basic. However leaker Ice Universe says that Samsung will ditch the rotating bezel totally. (Which is odd—how will Samsung differentiate the Galaxy Watch 5 Professional and not using a rotating bezel?)
Smartwatches that feel and look “analog” are uncommon (ignoring hybrid smartwatches, in fact). If these leaks are true, then we’re in for a world of disappointment. That mentioned, there’s an opportunity that Samsung could introduce some new function for the Galaxy Watch 5 Professional, and this function could fill the hole left by the rotating bezel.