Samsung has confirmed its next Unpacked event will take place on 10 August, but we already have a good idea of what to expect.
The official teaser shows what looks like the Galaxy Z Flip 4, while the Z Fold 4 has also been extensively leaked. But Samsung has also revealed new Galaxy Buds and at least one new Galaxy Watch are on the way, with the company’s wearables our focus here.
Last year’s Watch 4 Series saw regular and Classic models both launch, but rumours suggest the latter will be replaced with a new Pro model this year.
Pre-orders won’t technically be live until after the event takes place, but it’s already possible to reserve the watch in the US, and it’ll save you some money too. We also have a similar article for pre-ordering the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4.
When will the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 be released?
The Galaxy Watch 5 Series is expected to be announced at Samsung’s Unpacked event on 10 August. You’ll likely be able to pre-order the watches straight away, with a release date a couple of weeks later. We’ll update this article once a specific date is revealed.
For context, the Galaxy Watch 4 Series was announced on 11 August 2021 and went on sale from 27 August.
How much will the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 cost?
Nothing has been revealed with regards to pricing at this stage, but the regular Galaxy Watch 5 will probably cost a similar amount to its predecessor:
- Galaxy Watch 4 40mm (Bluetooth only) – $249/£249/€269
- Galaxy Watch 4 44mm (Bluetooth only) – $279/£269/€299
- Galaxy Watch 4 40mm (4G) – $299/£289/€319
- Galaxy Watch 4 44mm (4G) – $329/£309/€349
If there ends up being a Watch 5 Pro, it may be priced similarly to last year’s Watch 4 Classic:
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm (Bluetooth only) – $349.99/£349/€369
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm (Bluetooth only) – $379.99/£369/€399
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm (4G) – $399.99/£389/€419
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm (4G)– $429.99£409/€449
However, leaker Roland Quandt believes there’ll be some slight price rises:
How to reserve the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 in the US
Unlike most companies, Samsung isn’t waiting until the launch event before letting you secure any of its new products – provided you’re based in the US.
Right now, you can reserve the Galaxy Watch 5 via the Samsung website. This doesn’t commit you to anything, but means you’ll be first in line for pre-orders.
What’s more, reserving the watch between now and 9 August will get you $50 Samsung credit if you do go ahead with the purchase. However, that money can only be used when purchasing other products, not the watch itself, and it expires at the end of October.
If you also want to pre-order either of the phones and the new Galaxy Buds, there’s $200 off. This can be used to discount the same purchase, but it doesn’t have to be.
This reservation offer is in addition to the regular trade-in discounts Samsung usually offers.
Unfortunately, that’s not available elsewhere in the world. The closest you’ll get in the UK is the option to register your interest, which enters you into a draw for a £1,000 Samsung voucher.
Where will the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 be sold?
Samsung hasn’t confirmed which retailers and carriers will sell the Galaxy Watch 5 Series yet, but past releases give us a pretty good idea. In the US, look out for the following:
In the UK, these are the most likely candidates:
We’ll update this article once any of these are confirmed.
What to expect from the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Series
If the rumours are true, a Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro are on the way.
The regular model is expected to be an iterative update to the Galaxy Watch 4, but the new Pro model may introduce premium materials such as sapphire glass and a titanium body. This could increase the display size, but the rotating bezel from the Watch 4 Classic is expected to be ditched.
Other rumours include the introduction of a built-in body temperature sensor, alongside a larger battery and faster charging speeds. But plenty of other key details are yet to be revealed – see our full guide to the Watch 5 Series for everything we know so far.