Samsung delivers new system-on-a-chip (SoC) models for its Galaxy S phones every year, but not for their smartwatches. The latest Galaxy Watch 5 series retains the same SoC as the Galaxy Watch 4 series, which debuted last year. However, Samsung’s rumored Galaxy Watch 6 series, which is slated to be released later this year, will have an improvement. SamMobile reports that the business is developing a Samsung Exynos W980 SoC to replace the 2021 Samsung Exynos W920 chip featured in the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 models.
In numerous areas, the Exynos W980 is projected to outperform the W920.
Because it uses a newer 5nm process than the W920, SamMobile speculates that it could be up to 10% faster and have greater battery life. Surprisingly, Samsung is the sole major company producing new Wear OS watch chipsets. The Google Pixel Watch, for example, has a SoC from 2018, whereas the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, which was established in 2021, has a SoC from 2020. The Fossil Gen 6 is still using the 2020 processor.
If the Galaxy Watch 6 series includes a new Samsung Exynos W980 processor, it will be a substantial upgrade above all current Wear OS watches. These new smartwatches are set to be released this summer alongside the new Samsung foldable.