Hot topics

Galaxy Watch 7's New Chip May Carry Amazing Features

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 hero nextpit
© nextpit

Read in other languages:

With the Galaxy S24 (review) already launched, we're now shifting our focus to Samsung's next Unpacked event that could see the Galaxy Watch 7 debut. In line with that, details about the upcoming Wear OS-powered smartwatch are picking up steam with the latest rumor revealing the processor equipping the timepiece and the most likely features to appear.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 processor

Coming from Winfuture's journalist, Roland Quandt, the leaker posted on X (formerly Twitter) that the Galaxy Watch 7's chipset will be based on Samsung's in-house Exynos 5535. This suggests the processor may be eventually called Exynos W940, which is a logical naming choice that will succeed the Exynos W930 that powers last year's Galaxy Watch 6 (review).

Although the processor label does not generate that much interest, separate rumors (via TechSpot) hinted that Samsung is working on a second-generation 3 nm fabrication process. It is expected the Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 range may be the first to be equipped with a chip based on this new process.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Band
The new quick-change band is one of the “biggest” innovations of the Galaxy Watch 6. / © nextpit

Basically, a smaller node will increase the transistor count on the chip while also increasing the power efficiency to subsequently improve battery life on the Galaxy Watch 7. This alone would probably solve one of the major shortcomings of the Galaxy Watch 6, which had a bang average battery life when compared to previous Galaxy smartwatches.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 7's new Galaxy AI features

Apart from the processor, not much else is known about Samsung's Galaxy Watch 7. However, it is safe to say it should carry the same form and design as the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic after the 2023 smartwatch line already introduced external changes.

Samsung should instead focus on adding more upgrades underneath the hood and better functionality in its next-gen wearable. On this note, a powerful chipset would enable new features on the Galaxy Watch 7, such as supporting Galaxy AI for expanded health monitoring on the smartwatch.

In addition, Samsung is reportedly planning to introduce a more premium Galaxy Watch model with an Ultra moniker, but current developments do not seem to indicate that in the Galaxy Watch 7 series.

What features do you wish to see introduced in the Galaxy Watch 7 or Galaxy Watch 7 Classic? Do you favor seeing changes to the design or internal hardware? We're eager to hear your thoughts in the comments. 

Via: TechSpot Source: X/u/rquandt

Top Smartwatches of 2024:

  Best overall iOS Best for outdoors iPhone Best budget-friendly iOS Best overall Android Best Android alternative Ultimate fitness tracking Best for runners Best battery life Best compact size Best for sleep tracking
Image Apple Watch Series 9 Product Image Apple Watch Ultra 2 Product Image Apple Watch SE (2022) Product Image Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 Product Image Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Product Image Garmin Fenix 7 Pro Product Image Garmin Forerunner 965 Product Image Withings ScanWatch 2 Product Image Google Pixel Watch 2 Product Image Fitbit Sense 2 Product Image
Not yet tested
Review: Apple Watch Ultra 2
Review: Apple Watch SE (2022)
Review: Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5
Review: Samsung Galaxy Watch 6
Review: Garmin Fenix 7 Pro
Review: Garmin Forerunner 965
Review: Withings ScanWatch 2
Review: Google Pixel Watch 2
Review: Fitbit Sense 2
Go to comment (0)
Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan
Junior Editor

I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

View all articles
Liked this article? Share now!
Recommended articles
Latest articles
Push notification Next article
No comments
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing