Samsung’s Galaxy Watch series has consistently been the preeminent line of smartwatches since its debut with the Galaxy Watch 4 in 2021. The highly anticipated Galaxy Watch 6 family is poised to be unveiled alongside Samsung’s cutting-edge next-generation foldable devices, most likely at a summer event in August. As we eagerly await the unveiling, additional details about the upcoming Watch 6 lineup have emerged, with the exception of the enigmatic Pro model, which remains shrouded in secrecy.
Reports have previously hinted at the possibility of a bigger battery for the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6, and now a fresh leak has shed more light on the specifics of this upgrade.
Both the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will both come in two sizes: 40mm and 44mm for the Watch 6, and 42mm and 46mm for the Classic model. This information has been confirmed through a certification listing from a regulatory agency in China, which has revealed the following battery capacities for the devices:
- Galaxy Watch 6 40mm: 300mAh
- Galaxy Watch 6 Classic 42mm: 300mAh
- Galaxy Watch 6 44mm: 425mAh
- Galaxy Watch 6 Classic 46mm: 425mAh
As mentioned above, the Galaxy Watch6 40mm and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic 42mm will share a 300 mAh battery, while the Galaxy Watch 6 44mm and Galaxy Watch6 Classic 46mm will have a larger 425 mAh battery. Notably, these capacities are higher than the ones found in last year’s Galaxy Watch5, which featured a 284 mAh battery for the 40mm size and a 410 mAh battery for the 44mm size.
However, if the Galaxy Watch 6 Pro does feature the rotating bezel, it would represent a downgrade from the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which had a larger 590mAh battery. It is currently unknown whether Samsung plans to release a Galaxy Watch6 Pro with the same battery capacity or if the company will continue to use the “Pro” branding at all.
There are indications that Samsung plans to reintroduce the rotating bezel in its smartwatches this year, leading to speculation that it could appear in the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 Pro. However, it is also possible that the Classic line may feature the rotating bezel, which could account for the 2mm increase in size compared to the vanilla versions. It’s likely that the chunkier bezel is responsible for this difference.