Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 specs just leaked before Unpacked — here’s what’s new

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
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The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series may feature larger displays and slimmer bezels compared to previous models, according to leaked specs. And we have more details to share. 

Noted leaker SnoopyTech shared images of an alleged Galaxy Watch 6 specs sheet, although the account has now been suspended (perhaps due to Samsung trying to crack down on leaks), so you can't look at them at the time of writing. 

Fortunately, we got a glimpse of the specs before their disappearance. One of the biggest changes indicated is that the 40mm model will apparently have a 1.31-inch OLED display, while the 44mm version gets a 1.47-inch OLED screen. This is up from 1.2-inch and 1.4-inch displays on the Galaxy Watch 5. The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic model could also see expanded 43mm and 47mm options with the same increased display sizes. 

The display resolutions for these watches are said to be 432 x 432 pixels on the 40mm Galaxy Watch 6 and 43mm Galaxy Watch 6 models, and 480 x 480 pixels on the 44mm/47mm variants. That's up from the 396 x 396 and 450 x 450 resolutions available on the 40mm and 44mm of the Galaxy Watch 5, respectively.

Additionally, the leak suggests all Galaxy Watch 6 models will adopt durable sapphire crystal glass screens, a feature reserved for only the pricier Galaxy Watch 5 Pro last year.

Galaxy Watch 6 vs Galaxy Watch 5

Lineup of three Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatches on wooden table at Galaxy Unpacked launch event.

(Image credit: Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg | Getty Images)

Under the hood, a new Exynos W930 processor is rumored to provide faster performance compared to the Galaxy Watch 5's W920 chip. RAM is also expected to see a bump up to 2GB, from 1.5GB on the Galaxy Watch 5. Storage should remain the same though at 16GB.

Larger batteries of 300mAh and 425mAh capacities are rumored for the Galaxy Watch 6 too, up from 276mAh and 397mAh in the Galaxy Watch 5. However, it is unclear if this will translate into improved battery life.

On the design front, leaked images indicate the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic may bring back a physical rotating bezel, while the standard Galaxy Watch 6 looks to remain bezel-less. This would reverse Samsung's changes for the Galaxy Watch 5 that removed the rotating bezel entirely.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 lineup is expected to be unveiled alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 at the company's next Galaxy Unpacked event on July 26th. So we'll find out if these leaked specs are the real deal or not in less than a week.

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Elliot Mulley-Goodbarne
Phones Writer

Elliot MulleyGoodbarne is a Staff Writer at Tom’s Guide covering news, reviews, buying guides with wit and charm. He has had a keen interest in mobile, tablets, laptops, and everything in between since his first phone, the Samsung U600. Starting at Mobile News, Elliot has been writing about mobile and the business of technology since 2016, and has edited four trade magazines in that time, attending award shows for three of them. He has attended a range of industry events including 5G launches, device announcements, and trade events, where he developed a nose for picking up on trends, interviewing executives, and networking with the tech community. In his spare time, Elliot can usually be found watching, playing, or attending sporting events. With season tickets to West Ham United and Surrey County Cricket Club he often spends weekends in winter in a foul mood and evenings in the summer with a smile on his face. Outside of sport Elliot enjoys cooking, pubs next to rivers, and chilling out with a G&T, Whiskey, or Port after a solid week of excellence.