Samsung’s latest intelligent timepieces unveiled during the captivating Galaxy Unpacked event have ushered in a myriad of improvements, ranging from expansive and more radiant displays to a revamped design, boasting sleeker bezels.
The Galaxy Watch 6 and its elegant counterpart, the Watch 6 Classic, come adorned with enhanced RAM and conceal a novel chipset beneath their sleek exteriors. The burning question on everyone’s mind: How has this influx of upgrades impacted their battery life?
The introduction of a more prodigious and luminous 2,000 nits screens, a robust 2GB of RAM, and the formidable Exynos W930 chipset may have led some to speculate about the Galaxy Watch 6 series boasting a different set of battery life statistics in comparison to last year’s model. However, to the surprise of many, one aspect remains unchanged from the previous iteration – the battery life.
Although the Exynos W930 chip was expected to demonstrate heightened power efficiency compared to its W920 predecessor, it, unfortunately, couldn’t fully compensate for the increased power demands posed by the larger and brighter screens that grace the Watch 6 series. To address this issue, Samsung outfitted both the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic with more capacious batteries.
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The 40/44mm variant of the Galaxy Watch 6 relies on a 300mAh and 425mAh battery, respectively, while the 43/47mm Galaxy Watch 6 Classic boasts similar power units, as it employs the same 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch AMOLED panels as its standard counterpart, despite its larger form factor.
According to Samsung’s estimations, regardless of which Watch 6 model one decides to don, it is anticipated that users can enjoy up to 40 hours of uninterrupted usage on a single charge with the Always-On Display feature disabled. However, should one choose to enable the Always-On Display, the battery life might last up to 30 hours.
Remarkably, these numbers align with the autonomy claimed by Samsung for last year’s Galaxy Watch 5, which could potentially signify that savvy users of the Galaxy Watch 6 might be able to optimize their device’s settings to surpass the 40-hour mark on a single charge.
Nevertheless, the undisputed champion in the realm of battery life among Samsung smartwatches remains the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
This venerable model, introduced last year, continues to reign supreme, boasting a remarkable endurance of up to 80 hours on a single charge – an accolade neither the standard Watch 6 nor its new Classic counterpart can surpass.
Excitingly, the Galaxy Watch 6 series is currently available for pre-order and is slated to grace the store shelves on the highly anticipated date of August 11. Enthusiasts can now indulge in these cutting-edge timepieces, reveling in their exquisite blend of style and technology.