The Samsung Galaxy Watch6 series has been simmering in the rumor mill for a while. A new report came out yesterday that the Pro model will bring back the rotating bezel last seen on the Galaxy Watch4 Classic. In the Galaxy Watch5 generation, on the other hand, Samsung completely dispensed with the crown and instead used a virtual bezel.
Now there’s more good news for Samsung’s wearables for this year. According to a new rumor, the Samsung Galaxy Watch6 series will be powered by a new chipset. It is called the Exynos W980 and should operate more than 10% faster than the Exynos W920. The W920 powers the Galaxy Watch4 as well as the Watch5 and Watch5 Pro.
Since the current chipset has been doing its rounds for two years, a new, faster platform is overdue. Furthermore, Samsung could apperently produce the new Exynos W980 in the Galaxy Watch6 itself using a 5Nm process. This is not good news, as the W920 already uses a 5nm process. And the smaller the transistors can be built, the better the battery life with the same performance. The currently most powerful Android chipsets, such as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and the Dimensity 9200, are already based on 4nm processes.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch6 will also feature a larger and higher-resolution display with thinner bezels and higher-capacity batteries. The overall package could therefore very well be worth an upgrade, especially coming from the Galaxy Watch4 series.