The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series may still feel new, but we're already looking ahead to the next iteration. Although rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 have been scarce, there's no doubt that Samsung has a follow-up in the works. In this article, we'll keep you updated on any details we hear about the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6, allowing you to stay informed about what to expect from this highly anticipated wearable.
Anticipating a New Samsung Smartwatch:
It was almost certain that Samsung would release a new smartwatch in 2023. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series introduced Wear OS 3 and brought significant innovations to the smartwatch market. With the current momentum and competition from devices like the Pixel Watch, Samsung wouldn't want to lag behind. The recent announcement of new One UI 5 Watch features further confirms the upcoming release of the Galaxy Watch 6 series.
Release Date Expectations:
Samsung has established a pattern for product releases, with most Galaxy Watch models being announced in August and hitting shelves a few weeks later. Based on this pattern, we anticipate the Galaxy Watch 6 to be unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event this summer, likely in early August. This timing allows the devices to be available for purchase before the end of the month.
Design and Specifications:
While the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series didn't bring any remarkable design changes, it showcased an elegant aesthetic, eye-catching AMOLED displays, and impressive specifications. It's safe to assume that Samsung will continue with a similar winning design for the Galaxy Watch 6 series. The lineup will likely include three models in multiple sizes, and we expect Samsung to stick with the classic circular case and interchangeable quick-release bands. The durability enhancements introduced in the Series 5 will likely carry over, and we hope to see the return of the D buckle clasp.
On the specifications front, the Galaxy Watch 6 series is expected to feature a more powerful processor. Reports suggest a potential Samsung Exynos W980 processor that could offer up to a 10% performance boost. This could also contribute to better battery life if Samsung utilizes a newer 5nm process. While there have been rumors about microLED displays, it's unlikely that this upgrade will be ready for an August launch and may be reserved for the Galaxy Watch 7.
Health and Fitness Tracking:
Samsung recently announced some key features that will debut with the Galaxy Watch 6 series, including Fitbit-like sleep tracking. This new sleep tracking platform provides personalized insights into sleep patterns, suggestions for improvement, and a word-based numeric score. Unlike Fitbit, this feature will be available without any additional payment.
Details about other tracking features and sensors in the Galaxy Watch 6 are still unknown. However, we can expect to find the usual set of sensors such as accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, and Samsung's BioActive sensor package, which includes optical heart rate, electrocardiogram, and bioelectrical impedance analysis. The lineup might also include a temperature sensor. The current series already offers reliable fitness tracking and built-in GPS, and the new One UI 5 Watch will introduce workout heart rate zones for more advanced real-time training feedback. Additionally, Samsung is updating fall detection to ensure safer workouts and outings, allowing users to communicate directly with emergency services when triggered.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Prices in UAE - Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah
Pricing for the Galaxy Watch 6 series is uncertain, considering the current market climate. Last year, the base model of the Galaxy Watch 5 series launched at 1119, with the Pro model priced at 1769. Both options had additional charges for LTE versions. While it's hard to imagine Samsung raising the price again, their current pricing should remain the same or similar.