Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 suddenly sounds less appealing after specs leak

We had hoped for an improvement here, but it now looks unlikely

Renders of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic in black on a white backfground
(Image credit: OnLeaks / MySmartPrice)

While the focus of the next Samsung Unpacked event is very much on their new foldable phones, it's far from the only new device expected to debut. We're also expecting to see the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 range.

That's an exciting release. The current generation Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is unquestionably one of the best smartwatches on the market right now, offering a top Android-based competitor for devices like the Apple Watch Series 8.

But now, the new range sounds a little less appealing. That's because an FCC listing for the new smartwatch has confirmed a handful of specs for the device.

One of those is the charging speed. That's rated for the same 10W as the previous model. And that's a shame, because it's one area we were really hoping to see improved.

Broadly speaking, smartwatches come in two categories. You get watches like this and the Apple Watch, which last about a day before they need re-juicing. Or, you get the Garmin watch approach, where battery life can go for weeks and even months.

As this falls in the first category, charging speed is important. You're going to be doing it a lot, so having it be as snappy as possible makes a real difference.

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad charging speed. Our reviewer found it took a little over an hour to fully charge, which is fine. It's just not exceptional, and an exceptional charging speed would have shown real intent from the Korean brand.

We don't have long to wait to see these in action, either. The next Galaxy Unpacked event is rumoured to be taking place this July, in Seoul, South Korea.

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.