The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 looks to compete with the Apple Watch in the worst possible way
One problem we noted in our Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic review was that it was priced too high, and it’s hard not to see the problem even for the standard Watch 4, which is only slightly cheaper – but it’s similar to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. looks like. Might cost more.
This comes from reliable leaker Roland Quandt, who listed some leaked prices for the upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 model – this includes both the size variant of the standard device as well as the single size for the rumored Pro variant.
Samsung Galaxy Watch540mm BT ~300 Euro40mm LTE ~ 350 EuroPink Gold, Grey, Silver44mm BT ~350 Euro44mm LTE ~400 EuroBlue, Grey, SilverWatch5 Pro45mm BT ~ 490 Euro45mm LTE ~ 540 EuroBlack, Titanium*Price conversion and tax numbers may vary from actual are MSRP.22 June 2022
As the title suggests, these prices are higher than the Galaxy Watch 4 series counterparts by around €30-€50. This is a price hike that will likely be reflected in prices for other regions as well.
Considering the price of Watch 4 devices, increasing the price is a strange move on Samsung’s part, and we can’t help but feel that the move would be misguided.
Of course, since Samsung has reportedly changed the ‘classic’ moniker to ‘Pro’ in this generation, it might not be fair to compare the two premium smartwatches – it’s possible they’re offering something different out there – But either way, the new version is definitely more valuable.
We haven’t heard enough leaks or rumors to know about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Why? Device prices are on the rise, but hopefully, we’ll hear about some of the top new features that justify the increased cost.
Opinion: An Apple Watch Mistake
If there’s one thing that keeps me away from the Apple Watch, it’s the price – I’ve tested enough smartwatches to know that $399 / £369 / AU$599 is a lot to pay for one, It doesn’t matter what features it brings.
It’s also an issue I had with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, I should point out – Apple isn’t alone in over-value its products.
But unlike Apple, Samsung has a legacy in affordable yet meaningful versions of its products (and I’m not counting things like the iPhone SE, a phone that hardly fits the descriptors ‘affordable’ or ‘meaningful’). Is). Among smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A53 certainly gives you more bang for your money than the flagship S22, despite being a much lower price tag, and Samsung also makes low-cost tablets that prove to be very popular.
With that in mind, it’s strange that Samsung insists on increasing the prices of its smartwatches, even though it doesn’t offer a lower-cost version (the Galaxy Fit doesn’t count at all, as it’s a fitness tracker and not a smartwatch). Is) .
Samsung is imitating Apple in the worst way possible, by pricing its devices too high without offering meaningful alternatives. And considering how many countries are facing livelihood crisis, it is not good enough.
We haven’t heard any rumors about Samsung producing a low-cost smartwatch, and if Galaxy Watch 5 price hikes really do happen, let me return to my list of the best affordable smartwatches for inspiration on our new ones. have to go. Gadget.