Samsung Galaxy Watch6 to be powered by new, better performing chipset

Vlad, 22 April 2023

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Watch6 family has already been starring in the rumor mill for a while now, and earlier today we found out that the Pro model will bring back the rotating bezel that was last found on the Galaxy Watch4 Classic and skipped a generation with the Watch5 Pro.

Now there's more good news regarding Samsung's wearables for this year. According to a new rumor, the Galaxy Watch6 series will be powered by a new chipset, called Exynos W980. This is expected to be more than 10% faster than the Exynos W920 that powers both the Galaxy Watch4 and the Galaxy Watch5 families.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro

An improved SoC is definitely a great thing to have, especially considering that something like this wasn't part of the list of improvements in the Galaxy Watch5 line last year compared to the Galaxy Watch4 devices from 2021.

Furthermore, the new Exynos W980 apparently could be fabbed on a 5nm process by Samsung itself, and that switch in process could result in improved battery life for the upcoming wearables powered by it.

The Galaxy Watch6 will also feature a bigger and higher-res screen, with thinner bezels, and higher capacity batteries. These are shaping up to be very good updates, especially for those looking to upgrade from the Galaxy Watch4 generation.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Jun 2023
  • fxf

Huawei are much better on spying, I know

  • Ramsey
  • 24 Apr 2023
  • IbI

There’s not going to be any meaningful improvement in smartwatches SOC unless ARM release a new A520 with actual performance improvements (so far the sequels to A55 have higher performance but less efficiency) or when porting the A55 to new nodes, ei...

  • Anonymous
  • 24 Apr 2023
  • mpg

W980 just oc of current 2 gen old one

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