Details of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 battery sizes have leaked, after showing up at South Korean regulators.
As is the case every year, details of Samsung’s flagship smartwatch will regularly leak in dribs and drabs until we have a full picture, just before an August launch.
We've already heard that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 could get a curved display in a sizeable design overhaul.
Now Samsung has received certification for EB-BR935ABY and EB-BR945ABY batteries. These correlate with SM-R93x and SM-R94x smartwatch models, which look to be the 40mm and 44mm models (unless it switches sizes this year).
The smaller 40mm looks to be getting a 300mAh battery, which will be a small bump on the Galaxy Watch 5 which had a 284mAh unit.
And the Galaxy Watch 6 44mm will get a 425mAh battery, again, slightly larger than the 410mAh on the predecessor.
So we can’t see the headline battery life numbers dramatically changing here – unless Samsung introduces a drastically ungraded processor platform.
Which could happen.
It’s used its own Exynos W920 chipset previously, which has delivered comparably better battery life numbers than Snapdragon rivals.
But Samsung and Qualcomm signed an agreement in 2022, and the two are working ever closer – including a full move to Snapdragon 8 for the new Galaxy S23.
If Samsung was to move its Galaxy Watch 6 to the new Snapdragon W5+ platform, with these improved batteries, we could see a bump in battery life.
There’s also one extra point to consider.
The Galaxy Watch 5 was a minor upgrade on the Watch 4 – which we commented on in our in-depth reviews.
These certifications point to a ~20% jump in battery life over the Watch 4. This would be a serious reason for people to upgrade.
It will be a long road of extra leaks, and tiny titbits until we get a full picture. As ever, watch this space.
Via: Galaxy Club
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