2021 was pretty great for Samsung, as the company saw massive growth in the foldable space, while also launching the Galaxy Watch 4. This remains the only smartwatch that you can get with Wear OS 3 in tow, and by many accounts, Samsung’s latest wearables are pretty solid in most regards. However, one area where we could see some improvement is in battery life, and a new report from SamMobile suggests that Samsung could improve things.
In the report, it’s seemingly confirmed that the smaller Galaxy Watch 5, which carries a model number of SM-R900, will use a larger 276mAh battery. For comparison, this is slightly larger than the 247mAh cell found in the smallest Galaxy Watch 4, which usually lasts for about a day and a half depending on your usage.
It may not seem like a ~30mAh jump would make a huge difference, but it definitely could make it so that your next Galaxy Watch 5 lasts for a full two days. However, rumors and speculation suggest that Samsung might be implementing new features such as the ability to check and track your skin temperature. So this could mean that the battery life just ends up being the same between the Watch 4 and Watch 5.
Unfortunately, this report doesn’t mention whether the larger Galaxy Watch 5 Classic will receive a bump in battery life. The current iteration is equipped with a 361mAh battery and lasts just a little bit longer than its smaller counterpart, at least in our experiences.
Aside from the rumored skin temperature reading and now this larger battery sighting, there’s not much else that is known about Samsung’s next-generation smartwatches. We’re expecting to see the lineup revealed alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, just as the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic launched alongside Samsung’s 2021 foldable devices.
Oh, and if you’re in the market for a new smartwatch now, you can save $40 on the Galaxy Watch 4 over at Amazon, bringing the price down to just $209.