Samsung has confirmed its next Unpacked event will take place on 10 August, but we already have a good idea 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 latter our focus here.
Last year’s Watch 4 Series saw regular and Classic models both launch, but a new Pro model may be introduced this year.
While pre-orders won’t be live until after the event takes place, it’s already possible to reserve the watch in the US, and it’ll save you some money too. Here’s everything you need to know.
When will the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 be released?
The Galaxy Watch 5 is expected to be announced at Samsung’s Unpacked event on 10 August. You’ll likely be able to pre-order it straight away, with a release date a couple of weeks later.
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:
Samsung Galaxy Watch540mm BT ~300 Euro40mm LTE ~ 350 EuroPink Gold, Gray, Silver
44mm BT ~350 Euro44mm LTE ~400 EuroBlue, Gray, Silver
Watch5 Pro45mm BT ~490 Euro45mm LTE ~540 EuroBlack, Titanium
*price conversion and taxes may make numbers differ from actual MSRP.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 22, 2022How to reserve the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 in the US
Unlike many other companies, Samsung doesn’t wait 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 will get you $50 off the total cost if you do go ahead with the purchase. If you also want to pre-order either of the phones and the new Galaxy Buds, there’s $200 off. That’s 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 may 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.