Samsung has somehow confirmed that the Galaxy Watch 5 line will lose a very interesting feature

Rumors about the The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series has been in contention so far, with some saying it will consist of three models, and others saying there will only be two variants. Samsung seems to have cleared up the confusion.

Last year’s Galaxy Watch 4 range featured a standard variant, available in 44mm and 40mm sizes, and a classic model with the iconic rotating bezel for navigation, available in 46mm and 42mm versions.

Rumors are swirling about a top-of-the-line Galaxy Watch 5 Pro model which will apparently be made of high-end materials like titanium and sapphire. It is expected to have a 572mAh battery, which is said to be 60 per cent larger than that found in the larger Galaxy Watch 4.

A report in May suggested the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro would only come in one size, and it would come with standard 40mm and 42mm models and possibly regular 44mm and 46mm variants.

9to5Google now reports beta version update for Samsung Health app added support for Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro, and there is no mention of a model Classic, which means that the rumors that Samsung had done away with the Classic model were correct all along.

The Samsung Health app had also announced the arrival of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic a month before their official announcement by Samsung. Samsung used a Galaxy Watch Active 2 image as a placeholder for the Galaxy Watch 4 and a Galaxy Watch 3 image for the Watch 4 Classic. The Watch 4 Classic looks a lot like the Watch 3, and both have rotating bezels, and the Watch 4 appears to be an extension of the Watch Active 2.

Samsung has used the Galaxy Watch 4 images for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro, which seems to suggest that they will both borrow from the design of the Watch 4, which has a chunky digital bezel. This lines up with rumors that the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will have sizable bezels and that it does not offer a rotating bezel.
leak and 9to5Google author Max Weinbach added that it’s “fairly certain” that the Pro model won’t have a rotating bezel and that this variant could be very bulky.

According to previous rumors, the Galaxy Watch 5 will have a 276mAh battery and the watches will run a new version of One UI Watch in addition to Wear OS 3.

The rotating bezel is a beloved and functional feature and it’s so popular that Samsung has a dedicated page that mentions watch models with a physical rotating bezel. To say most fans will be disappointed to see him go is an understatement and may even prevent the new line-up from securing a place in the List of best watches of 2022.