In recent news, it was revealed that Samsung has plans to equip the Galaxy Watch 6 series with an upgraded version of its Exynos W920 chip. Initially, there were rumors suggesting that the new chipset might be called the Exynos W980. However, Samsung seems to have opted for a more suitable name given the chip’s expected minor improvements. Instead, the latest certification from the Bluetooth SIG points to a new Exynos processor, the Exynos W930, which may find its way into the Galaxy Watch 6.

Exynos W930 Certification

According to reports from the Bluetooth SIG, the Exynos W930 chip has received certification, bringing exciting possibilities for the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6. The chipset is identified by the model number S5E5515 and carries the name Exynos W930. Interestingly, the previous iteration of the chip, the Exynos W920, which powered the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5, also used the same model number (S5E5515). This suggests that the Exynos W930 could potentially be an enhanced version of its predecessor, either with a higher clock speed or better chip fabrication.

Samsung Exynos W930

Features and Capabilities

Based on information obtained from the Bluetooth certification document, the Exynos W930 chip is expected to support Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi connectivity. However, it is important to note that the chipset requires a supporting RF (radio frequency) chip for wireless communication. In our previous report, we mentioned that the next Exynos chip for wearable devices is anticipated to deliver a 10% performance boost compared to the Exynos W920. This improvement could be attributed to either a higher clock speed or enhanced chip fabrication techniques.

Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic

The Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic are the likely candidates to adopt the Exynos W930 chip. These smartwatches will come pre-installed with the Wear OS 4-based One UI 5 Watch software. Users can expect these devices to offer an array of activity and health tracking features, similar to those found in the Galaxy Watch 5 series. Furthermore, both watches are expected to have batteries with comparable capacities, ensuring reliable performance throughout the day. Notably, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will retain its iconic rotating bezel, beloved by many users.