Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 could borrow this classy Google Pixel Watch design feature

The next Samsung smartwatch appears set for an overdue style change
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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 could feature an all-new display design - one reminiscent of the Google Pixel Watch and Galaxy Watch Active 2.

That's according to reliable industry tipster Ice Universe, at least, who indicates that Samsung's next smartwatch will return to a curved screen.

This would be in direct contrast to both the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4, which both feature flat displays and quite boxy case designs.

That's all the information we really have to go off at this stage, so it's not clear whether the Galaxy Watch 6 will indeed borrow the same kind of distinct dome shape featured on Google's debut smartwatch or opt to return to the slightly more subtle curve on its 2019 Watch Active 2.

As we've seen on many smartwatches, though, including the Pixel Watch and Apple Watch, a display that curves off at the edges is a really easy way to hide the bezel and have everything appear fuller, so we'd guess that's part of Samsung's motivation for moving away from a flat panel.

And given that the overall design is also pretty overdue for a change, this would also represent an easy way to inject some new personality.

We're expecting Samsung to stick to its usual smartwatch release cycle and deliver the next generation in August, but, naturally, nothing is certain just yet.

Stay tuned for more rumors between now and then, as the picture should become clearer regarding major changes. 

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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