Whistleblower Roland Quandt has revealed the cost of Samsung’s new generation of smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro. If insider data is confirmed, then we can talk about a noticeable rise in price of new products relative to their predecessors: and this rise in price is the greater, the better the configuration.
Galaxy Watch 5 with a 40 mm screen will cost 300 and 350 euros for the version with Bluetooth and LTE, respectively. This watch will be offered in pink, gray and silver colors. For the Galaxy Watch 5 with a 44mm screen, you will have to pay 350 euros (Bluetooth) and 400 euros (LTE). This watch will be available in blue, gray and silver. The only format reserved for the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is 45mm. Prices – 490 and 540 euros (respectively, the Bluetooth version and the version with LTE support).
For comparison, the cost of the Galaxy Watch 4 40 mm format is 270 (Bluetooth) and 320 (LTE) euros, the cost of the Galaxy Watch 4 44 mm format is 300 and 350 euros. For the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (they will be replaced by the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro) they ask for 400 and 460 euros. Thus, the maximum difference in the price of top models will be 90 euros, and this is a lot.
Roland Quandt is a well-known informant. In 2020, he completely declassified the GoPro 9 Black action camera before its announcement and named the exact cost, and in 2021 he completely declassified the GoPro 10 Black (and also with a price).