Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 could get a chip upgrade – but not the one we want

The new smartwatch is expected to debut at the end of July

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A good smartwatch can make a real difference to your life. Whether you want to get quick access to notifications without having to grab your phone, or fancy seeing in-depth health and fitness data, a smartwatch is the answer.

When looking at the best smartwatches on the market, you'll likely notice a bit of a theme. Apple Watches are among the most popular devices available, but those will only work with an iPhone. If you have any other phone, you'll need to look elsewhere.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 currently represents one of the better options for Android phone users. And, it's rumoured to be getting an upgrade soon. The next Samsung event is expected to take place at the end of July. That should play host to a series of new products, including the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6.

Now, rumours suggest that the Watch 6 is getting a processor upgrade. The current generation uses the Exynos W920 chip, with the new model said to use an Exynos W930. That's a new chip which has just been certified by Bluetooth.

According to recent rumours, that chip will be around 10% faster than the W920. However, the listing uses the same model number as its predecessor, suggesting that it could be the same base chip, with refinements to make it a bit nippier.

And honestly, it's a little underwhelming. While the Exynos chips for watches aren't bad, I was really hoping Samsung would make use of the new Snapdragon W5+ chip, as seen in the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5.

That's a 4nm processor, which employs low-power islands for a host of modules. That contributes to around 50% better battery life than its predecessor. It shows on the Mobvoi, which is comfortable with over three days of use in Smart mode.

Hopefully the new Exynos chip can deliver a bigger improvement than the rumours have suggested. We'll know for sure soon, with the rumoured event date now around 6 weeks away.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.