Leak suggests Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 only set for minor performance boost

Next-gen Exynos W930 uncovered in Bluetooth certification database
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The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 could be limited to a minor performance boost, with a fresh leak suggesting the company is only preparing an iterative Exynos W930 chip for the smartwatch

As spotted in the Bluetooth SIG database by SamMobile, the unreleased processor appears to be the successor to the Exynos W920 that appeared in the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 series. 

It forms part of a wider listing made by Samsung under the model number 'S5E5515- the same that was used for those same two previous smartwatch lines - which also suggests it could just be a higher-clocked version of the W920. 

Update: Read our full Galaxy Watch 6 review

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This is also compounded by the Bluetooth 5.3 support shown in the leaked listing, which, again, is the same as the previous generation.

According to previous rumors, the W930 is said to improve performance by around 10% when it arrives inside the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic.

However, naturally, it's not clear just how this compares to the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ platform currently making its way into other Wear OS smartwatches

With rumors suggesting Google is set to favor a Snapdragon chip for the Pixel Watch 2 over another Samsung offering, though, it's fair to wonder whether the Galaxy Watch 6 series could lag behind rivals running Wear OS 4.    

We won't know for sure until the Galaxy Watch 6 is officially unveiled by Samsung, with whispers currently suggesting this could also occur a couple of weeks earlier than the usual mid-August Unpacked announcement.

Between now and the eventual announcement, we'll be on hand to cover all the latest emerging details and leaks, so stay tuned for more. 

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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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