The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is shaping up to be a pretty exciting Wear OS release, and now it seems like it’s bringing some stronger materials too. According to a reliable tipster, Samsung will deliver sapphire glass and a titanium version for the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
ice universe says that the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will ship with both sapphire crystal and titanium construction, at least in some ways. A titanium build isn’t particularly common on most smartwatches, but would certainly result in a premium build.
But perhaps more excitingly, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro may use sapphire crystal. While we’ve seen this in a handful of ultra-premium Wear OS watches over the past few years, such as those from Tag Heuer. However, the last time a Wear OS watch took place at the general consumer level was 2015’s Huawei Watch.
The benefit of sapphire crystal is that it’s essentially scratch-resistant, giving smartwatches that use the material excellent durability.
The disadvantage? This probably indicates that the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is quite expensive. Where the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic was priced around $300, the Huawei Watch started at $350. While it’s not a huge difference on paper, it’s important to remember the nearly 7 years that have passed in between and the inflation and chip shortages that have pushed prices higher.
In another tweet Ice Expectations The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro’s bezels won’t be particularly thin. With hints of a rotating bezel and now that stronger titanium frame, this doesn’t come as enormously Shock, so we’ll have to wait and see how exactly the design looks in the end.
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