At its latest Unpacked event, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch 6 series with quite a number of new updates, most notably, it brings rotating bezel back. This feature is one that fans of the Galaxy Watch have been asking Samsung to return to the Galaxy Watch for some time now. Thankfully, it is back!
Samsung unveiled two smartwatches at this event: the base-level Galaxy Watch 6 (without a rotating bezel) and the premium Galaxy Watch 6 Classic (comes with a rotating bezel). While these Galaxy smartwatches come with the same sensors as their predecessor, Galaxy Watch 5, they come with bigger batteries and slightly larger screens.
In this article, we will tell you all you should know about this device from Samsung; Price, features, availability, etc.
After many complaints, Samsung decided to reintroduce rotating bezels on the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. If you don’t already know what the rotating bezel is, it is a physical ring sitting on the screen and used for navigating around the device. It is used alongside the display to switch between apps and carry out other activities.
For size, the smaller 40mm Watch 6 and 43mm Watch Classic feature 1.3-inch displays, while the larger 44mm Watch 6 and 47mm Watch Classic in the Watch 6 series feature 1.5-inch displays. The display of this smartwatch has also improved. Both Watches now have a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits, and now support an always-on display
Unlike their predecessor from a year ago which was powered by the Exynos W920 chip, the new series are powered by Samsung’s Exynos W930 processor. This is a major upgrade from the previous series.
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|Samsung Galaxy Watch 6||Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic|
|Watch size||40mm, 44mm||43mm, 47mm|
|Display size,||40mm: 1.3 inch, 432 x 432 pixels, Super AMOLED; 44mm: 1.5 inch, 480 x 480 pixels, Super AMOLED||43mm: 1.3 inch, 432 x 432 pixels, Super AMOLED; 47mm: 1.5 inch, 480 x 480 pixels, Super AMOLED|
|Water resistance||5ATM, IP68||5ATM, IP68|
|Software||WearOS 4||WearOS 4|
|Processor||Exynos W930 dual-core 1.4GHz||Exynos W930 dual-core 1.4GHz|
|Storage||2GB memory + 16GB storage||2GB memory + 16GB storage|
|Battery life||Up to 40 hours (Always On Display off); up to 30 hours (Always On Display on)||Up to 40 hours (Always On Display off); up to 30 hours (Always On Display on)|
|Battery||40mm: 300 mAh; 44mm: 425 mAh||43mm: 300 mAh; 47mm: 425 mAh|
Price and Availability
Alongside other devices (Galaxy Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Tab S9) announced at the Unpacked event, the smartwatch series will start shipping on August 11. The Galaxy Watch 6 will start at $300 for the 40mm size and $330 for the 44mm size. The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, on the other hand, will start at $400 for the 43mm and $430 for the larger 47mm.
You can pre-order any of these Watches from Samsung’s official website.