Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 to get Exynos W980 SoC: report

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 to get Exynos W980 SoC: report

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 to get Exynos W980 SoC: report

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Watch 6 series later this year. Numerous previous reports have suggested that the South Korean tech giant may hold another Galaxy Unpacked event in the second half of 2023, where it is expected to unveil a slew of new products. Various leaks and reports have already suggested several key features and specs of the alleged Galaxy Watch 6 devices. A new report suggests that the models might get a better and faster chipset than its predecessor, the Galaxy Watch 5.

According to a report from SamMobile, the Galaxy Watch 6 series models will likely be powered by a new Exynos W980 SoC. It is expected to be 10% faster and more powerful than the Exynos W920 SoC that powered the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 series of smartwatches.

The report adds that the company may use its new 5nm process which may also lead to better battery life of the Galaxy Watch 6 series. A previous report suggested that the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 40mm model may feature a larger battery of 300mAh compared to the 284mAh battery used in the Galaxy Watch 5 model, while the 44mm variant could pack a 425mAh battery.

The Galaxy Watch 6 series is expected to come with a 1.47-inch display panel with better resolution and better screen-to-body ratio. The previous model featured a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 450 x 450 pixels.

The Galaxy Watch 6 Pro is expected to bring back the physical rotating bezel feature. This will likely be limited to the Pro variant, with the base version of the smartwatch retaining the digital bezel from the Galaxy Watch 5 range.

The bezel isn’t the only design feature that’s been tipped so far. An earlier leak suggested that the Galaxy Watch 6 would feature a curved glass design.

Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed much about the upcoming wearable devices. The company has also reportedly filed a patent that would allow the tech giant to embed a projector in some of its future Galaxy Watches, although the Galaxy Watch 6 series may be too early for the technology to launch.

Xiaomi has launched its camera-focused flagship Xiaomi 13 Ultra smartphone, while Apple opened its first stores in India this week. We discuss these developments, along with other smartphone rumor reports and more on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 Podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and everywhere you get your podcasts.
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