I’ve been using the Galaxy Watch 4 regularly for about six months now. In that time I have not encountered any significant problems with the smartwatch. But there’s one thing I absolutely don’t like about it: the slow charging speed. I have tried several solutions to make the watch charge faster but with limited success. Turning off the watch or turning on airplane mode while charging seems to give the best results. But I’m not a fan of doing this every other day, especially since I forget to turn off airplane mode after charging more times than I’d like to admit. If you’re in the same boat, you’d be happy to know that Samsung is reportedly addressing this issue with its upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 series.
According to new FCC listings of the upcoming smartwatches, Samsung will support 10W fast charging on the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. While that may not seem fast, it’s almost double what Samsung offered on the Galaxy Watch 4 series, so it should result in a significant improvement.
The FCC listings also confirm some of the details we’ve learned about the Galaxy Watch 5 series over the past few weeks. According to the listings, Samsung will be offering three Wear OS watches in its upcoming lineup with model numbers SM-R900, SM-R910 and SM-R920. These model numbers refer to two size variants of the regular Galaxy Watch 5 (SM-R900 and SM-R910) and a single variant of the rumored Galaxy Watch 5 Pro (SM-R920). The listings also confirm that the watches offer Bluetooth support, dual-band Wi-Fi and NFC.
Based on previous leaks, we also know that the Galaxy Watch 5 series will feature larger batteries and that the ‘Pro’ variant could have sapphire glass and a titanium case.
Samsung has still not shared any official details about the Galaxy Watch 5 series. However, we expect the company to share some details in the weeks leading up to the launch. Speaking of which, we don’t have a firm launch date yet, but Samsung could unveil its new smartwatch lineup sometime in August alongside its next-gen foldable devices.
Source: FCC (1,2,3)