The leaked images, shared by German tech site WinFuture, showcase the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic models.
While the Classic version retains its signature rotating bezel, not much has changed in terms of design compared to previous iterations.
The vanilla Galaxy Watch 6 is rumored to come in 40mm and 44mm sizes, featuring upgraded sapphire crystal displays for enhanced durability. Contrary to previous speculations about curved displays, the leaked photos indicate a continuation of the traditional flat design.
On the other hand, the Classic version will be available in larger 43mm and 47mm sizes, marking Samsung's largest smartwatch since the Gear S3. The increased size suggests the possibility of bigger batteries, addressing the battery life concerns that plagued earlier models.
Although the design appears evolutionary rather than revolutionary, Samsung seems to have several changes in store. The recent announcement of One UI 5 Watch promises new health and fitness features, including improved sleep tracking and personalized heart rate zones.
Additionally, Google's confirmation of Wear OS 4's arrival later this year raises speculation that the Galaxy Watch 6 might be the first to incorporate the updated operating system. Notably, Wear OS 4 aims to improve battery life, addressing a common complaint among smartwatch users. Rumors also suggest that the Galaxy Watch 6 lineup will feature the new Exynos W930 chip.
The return of the mechanically rotating bezel is a welcome move by Samsung. The bezel has been widely appreciated for its intuitive and distinctive smartwatch design, setting Samsung apart from its competitors.
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic alongside new foldable devices at the upcoming Unpacked event in Seoul, Korea.