The Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 is poised to receive a significant upgrade with the introduction of the Exynos 5535 chipset, marking a progression from the Exynos W930 chip used in the Watch 6 series. This leak hints at enhanced performance and battery efficiency in the upcoming model.
Background on the Galaxy Watch 6
Launched towards the end of July 2023, the Watch 6 series, includes the standard and Classic models. The watches are celebrated for their elegant design, enhanced screens, and improved performance.
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Running on Google’s Wear OS 4 with Samsung’s One UI 5 Watch, these models offer a seamless integration with Android smartphones. As mentioned, they feature a 1.4 GHz Exynos W930 chip. Also on-board are larger displays with higher brightness, and advanced health and fitness tracking capabilities.
Notably, the Galaxy Watch 6 series improved battery life somewhat and introduced fast charging. A brief 8-minute fast charge can provide an additional eight hours of battery life. This is sufficient for a full night of sleep tracking.
The Galaxy Watch 7 series – first info
The first leak about the Galaxy Watch 7 comes from a reliable tipster, Roland Quandt. According to Quandt, the Galaxy Watch 7 will be powered by a new processor, internally codenamed Exynos 5535.
Likely to be branded as the Exynos W940, this new chipset will succeed the Exynos W930 used in the 2023 models. The exact performance enhancements and additional features of the chipset are still under wraps. But the debut of this new processor suggests a substantial upgrade in both efficiency and power. Its advanced architecture could also enable new features and applications, further enriching the user experience.
Anticipation is high for the Galaxy Watch 7 series, expected to launch around July 2024, potentially alongside the new Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip models. Continuing its established trend, the series is likely to feature both a standard and a Classic model, each distinguished by unique design elements. However, this is just speculation at this stage.
One of the critical areas for improvement identified in the Galaxy Watch 6 is its battery life. Sure there’s been some improvement, but not much. The Galaxy Watch 6 and its Classic version are engineered to offer up to 40 hours of battery life without the Always On Display (AOD) feature. With AOD in use, this falls to 30 hours. The upcoming Exynos W940 chipset in the new models aims to improve upon this, offering more efficient power management and the potential for extended battery life.
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