The upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 series smartwatches from Samsung are said to have larger screens and a higher resolution than previous-generation versions.
The timepieces, however, will maintain the same size. This means that the Korean company will reduce the bezel surrounding the display, giving the new wrist wearables a more premium appearance.
According to renowned industry leaker Ice Universe, the 44mm Galaxy Watch 6 model will feature a 1.47-inch screen this year. The screen has a resolution of 480 x 480 pixels.
By comparison, the 44mm Galaxy Watch 5 features a 1.4-inch display with a 450 x 450 pixels resolution.
That means the display on the new watch will be 0.07 inches (almost 1.8mm) wider. And since Samsung isn’t making the watch bigger, it means slimmer bezels as well.
The bezels on the new watch should be around 0.9mm thinner than before. That’s a sweet little design improvement from the Korean firm.
It gets even sweeter for the smaller model. Samsung is said to equip the 40mm Galaxy Watch 6 with a 1.31-inch display, having a resolution of 432 x 432 pixels. That’s 0.11-inch (almost 2.8mm) larger than the 1.2-inch display on the 40mm Galaxy Watch 5.
The resolution also sees a healthy jump from 396 x 306 pixels. A simple calculation reveals that the bezels on this watch will be around 1.4mm slimmer than last year’s model.
With this change, the Galaxy Watch 6 should look a lot sleeker than its predecessor.
You may have noticed that the smaller Galaxy Watch 6 model is getting a bigger bezel cut. It’s unclear if Samsung is keeping thicker bezels on the 44mm model or if the 40mm Galaxy Watch 5 had thicker bezels and this change will make bezels on the two models equally thick.
Either way, the upcoming Samsung smartwatches will give you bigger screens and sharper visuals.
Galaxy Watch 6 hardware upgrade
It’s not yet clear how big the hardware upgrade will be with the new Galaxy smartwatches but our guess is it won’t be that big.
Our main concern is the battery life, though Samsung may have a solution for that. According to recent reports, the Galaxy Watch 6 will have either a 300mAh or a 425mAh battery to feed the more power-hungry screen.
As for other design changes, Ice Universe stated back in February that the Galaxy Watch 6 will have a curved glass screen similar to the Google Pixel Watch.
Samsung is yet to reveal anything official about its new smartwatch so take this information with a grain of salt.
Hopefully, the company resurrects the rotating bezel as seen on the Galaxy Watch 3. A release date for the Watch 6 remains a mystery; although if history is any indicator, expect an August launch.
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