Everything we know so far

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series will be announced this summer, and it’s expected the company will announce a couple of new models. The Galaxy Watch 6 is predicted to start at $279/£269, while the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic (with cellular connectivity) may cost up to $499. The lineup should feature a circular display, the BioActive sensor, and a possible titanium body and rotating bezels.

Here’s everything we know so far about the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 vs Watch 5 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series: Release date

  • Galaxy Watch 6 series unveiling on 26 July 2023
  • Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic rumoured

Samsung has revealed it will be unveiling new products at its next Galaxy Unpacked event on 26 July 2023. Based on Samsung’s history of consistent release schedules for its watches, we can expect the Galaxy Watch 6 series to hit the market in August 2023. It’s likely to arrive alongside other rumoured devices like the Galaxy Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5, and Tab S9.

It’s also not confirmed how many models will be in the Galaxy Watch 6 series. However, there has been talk about the Galaxy Watch 6 in addition to the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. Rumours had suggested we’ll see a Galaxy Watch 6 Pro but – more recently – it’s become clearer that this is almost certainly going to be the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. It’ll have the pro features still, but with a rotating bezel around the display.


Announcement Date

Availability Date

Galaxy Watch

24 August 2018

31 August 2019

Galaxy Watch Active

20 February 2019

8 March 2019

Galaxy Watch Active 2

5 August 2019

23 September 2019

Galaxy Watch 3

5 August 2020

26 August 2020

Galaxy Watch 4

11 August 2021

27 August 2021

Galaxy Watch 5

10 August 2022

26 August 2022

Galaxy Watch 6

26 July 2023

August 2023 (rumoured)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series: Price

  • Galaxy Watch 6 pricing might be similar to Watch 5
  • Galaxy Watch 6 will start at $279 / £269

Pricing is not yet known, but the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series is expected to be priced similarly to the Galaxy Watch 5 series. The Watch 5 was priced from $279 / £269, and the Watch 5 Pro from $449 / £429. As for the upcoming Watch 6 series, the 40mm GPS-only model is expected to start at $279 / £269.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

Samsung has already opened up reservations for early adopters, offering money off the next generation Galaxy devices.

The Watch 6 Pro, with GPS and cellular connectivity, is rumoured to cost up to $499.


Price Range (US)

Price Range (UK)

Galaxy Watch 5



Galaxy Watch 5 Pro



Galaxy Watch 6

$279+ (40mm GPS)

£269+ (40mm GPS)

Galaxy Watch 6 Pro

$499+ (GPS and cellular)


galaxywatch6classicbaSamsung Galaxy Watch 6 series: Design and display

  • Watch 6 series may have circular displays, Sapphire and Gorilla glass
  • Galaxy Watch 6 Classic may have titanium body and rotating bezels
  • Galaxy Watch Classic: 1.47-inch AMOLED display – 470 x 470 resolution

Rumours suggest that Samsung’s upcoming smartwatches may feature a circular display, with Sapphire crystal glass expected on the Galaxy Watch 6 Pro/Classic and Gorilla Glass on the Galaxy Watch 6. Samsung leaker Ice Universe predicted that the watches will feature a strong, curved glass design, which will improve their appearance and ease of use. Ice Universe has a solid track record of accurate Samsung predictions.

It’s also speculated that the Galaxy Watch 6 Pro/Classic could have a titanium body to complement its Sapphire crystal glass-covered Super AMOLED display. It’s been rumoured that we’ll see a screen size increase this year, up from 1.4-inches to 1.47-inches, and that it’ll feature a pin-sharp 470 x 470 resolution screen.

Rumours about Samsung bringing back the rotating bezel have been backed up by leaked renders which show the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic model, complete with the rotating bezel. The water resistance rating is expected to be 5ATM + IP68, but this is all yet to be confirmed.

With that said, a late leak of official press renders show the device in a lot of detail, leaving nothing to the imagination. Thanks to markings on the back of the watch, we can expect the watches to feature pretty much everything mentioned above, but also, it seems the standard Galaxy Watch 6 will also feature a Sapphire Crystal lens over the display.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 photo 10

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series: Features and hardware

  • Galaxy Watch 6 series will likely run on Google’s Wear OS
  • Both smartwatches might feature the BioActive sensor
  • Exynos W930 chipset

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series will likely run on Google’s Wear OS with Samsung’s One UI Watch software overlay, limiting iPhone compatibility. Both smartwatches are also thought to feature the BioActive sensor.

The BioActive sensor on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 provides data on heart rate, ECG, and blood oxygen, which, when combined with other sensors, allow for thorough fitness and activity tracking. The Galaxy Watch 6 Pro is rumored to have other sensors like a temperature sensor, accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, and light sensor. These sensors are expected to provide advanced health and wellness data, including accurate heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and activity tracking.

An FCC certification listing has revealed that the Galaxy Watch 6 will have GNSS for location/route tracking, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC for contactless payments and audio support. Similarly, a recently leaked Bluetooth SIG certification reveals that the watch will be powered by the Exynos W930 chipset. That means it won’t be too dissimilar to the processor inside both the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 series. It’s been noted that the chipset bears the same model number as its predecessor – the Exynos W920 – which could mean that it’s an overclocked version of that chipset.

According to a recent report by SamMobile, an online listing from a regulator in China has unveiled the battery specifications for two upcoming Samsung smartwatches. The models in question are the Galaxy Watch 6 and the “Watch 6 Classic,” both of which will come in various sizes. The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic (which might also be the Pro model) will likely have a larger 425mAh battery. The Galaxy Watch 6 will have a smaller 300mAh battery.

But charging speeds for both models are expected to be at least 10W.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 with lion watchf ace

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series: Latest rumours

With the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series set for a potential summer release, rumours are gaining momentum. Here’s a roundup of the most significant ones circulating so far, though they remain unconfirmed:

6 July 2023: Samsung confirms 26 July launch event

Samsung has confirmed that the next Galaxy Unpacked event will take place on 26 July 2023 in Korea.

19 June 2023: Mega leak leaves nothing to the imagination

A set of official-looking leaks show the devices in virtually every colours, shape and model, leaving no room for guesswork.

14 June 2023: Exynos W930 chipset inside…

A leaked Bluetooth SIG certification reveals that the watches will be powered by the Exynos W930 which seems to be a more powerful version of the W920 which featured in the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 models.

3 June 2023: Galaxy Watch 6 40mm and 44mm models show up in FCC certification

Both the smaller 40mm and larger 44mm versions of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 have showed up in an FCC certification listing, and that’s a sure-fire sign that the watches are about to launch in the near future in the US. The model numbers are SM-R930 for the smaller 40mm model and SM-R940 for the larger 44mm version. Both listings show devices with the expected sensors: GNSS for location tracking, audio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and wireless charging.

24 May 2023: Stunning high-quality leaks reveal the return of the rotating bezel

High-quality leaks show digital renders of the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, which will see the return of the fan-favourite rotating bezel feature. From a design perspective it very much looks like a Galaxy Watch 5 Pro with a redesigned index and bezel around the display.

4 April 2023: Galaxy Watch 6 to get an important display upgrade

According to renowned leaker – Ice Universe – the Galaxy Watch 6 is in line to get an increased display size: up from 1.4-inches to 1.47-inches.

17 March 2023: More battery details, including for Watch 6 Classic

An online listing from a regulator in China, spotted by SamMobile, has revealed the battery specifications for an upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 and a “Watch 6 Classic” in all sizes. According to the data, the 44mm Galaxy Watch 6 and 46mm Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will share the same 417mAh rated capacity and 425mAh typical capacity battery. The rest of the series, excluding the rumoured Watch 6 Pro, will have the following battery configuration:

  • Galaxy Watch 6 40mm: 300mAh battery
  • Galaxy Watch 6 44mm: 425mAh battery
  • Galaxy Watch 6 Classic 42mm: 300mAh battery
  • Galaxy Watch 6 Classic 46mm: 425mAh battery

SamMobile noted the lack of information on the Galaxy Watch 6 Pro and its battery capacity raises doubts about its existence. Earlier reports may have even mistakenly referred to the Watch 6 Classic as the Watch 6 Pro.

13 March 2023: The rotating bezel is back

Rumours suggest that Samsung may reintroduce the rotating bezel, which was popular among fans of the Galaxy Watch series. However, it may only be available on the more expensive Galaxy Watch 6 Pro. A reliable South Korean tech leaker, Super Roader, hints at its return and has a good track record of reporting Samsung leaks.

2 March 2023: Galaxy Watch 6 battery capacity leaks

Samsung has received certifications for batteries – EB-BR935ABY and EB-BR945ABY – likely intended for the Galaxy Watch 6. The 40mm model will have a 300mAh battery, and the 44mm model will have a larger 425mAh battery. The increase is not significant, so there may not be a major battery life improvement from the Watch 5.

23 February 2023: Galaxy Watch 6 might feature a curved screen

Twitter leaker Ice Universe suggests that Samsung will switch back to a curved display for the Galaxy Watch 6, departing from the flat panels of the previous versions. The extent of the curve remains unclear.

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