As the tech world embraces the advancements of Samsung’s 2023 smartwatches, the Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic, attention is already turning toward the potential launch of the Galaxy Watch 7 series in 2024. While Samsung has not officially confirmed the launch, historical patterns suggest a summer debut. This article delves into the latest rumors, known details, and expectations for the upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 series.
Rumors and “Facts”
Pro Model in Lineup
Rumors suggest that Samsung is planning to introduce another Pro model in the Galaxy Watch 7 series. Following the trend of alternating between Classic and Pro variants for each new generation, we can anticipate a Watch 7 Pro this year.
New 3-nanometer (nm) Chipset
Reports from October propose that the Watch 7 series may incorporate a new 3nm process chipset, an upgrade from the 5nm Exynos W930 used in the Watch 6 series. A smaller nanometer size indicates improved performance and battery efficiency.
Potential Battery Life Improvements
If the rumored 3nm chipset holds true, the Galaxy Watch 7 series may experience significant battery life improvements compared to the Watch 6, addressing a common concern among smartwatch users.
Historically, Samsung tends to launch new Galaxy Watch units in the summer, so official confirmations should be some time away. Despite that, we have some enhancements we’re anticipating:
Reliable Multi-Day Battery Life Across Sizes
With hopes for a 3nm chipset, we expect substantial battery life improvements across different sizes in the Watch 7 series. This would enhance user experience, ensuring smaller models can last through a weekend, and larger models can comfortably extend to three or four days.
Functional Blood Pressure Monitoring
Despite technical capability in the Watch 6 series, blood pressure monitoring remains inactive in the US due to FDA clearance. We hope Samsung secures approval for the Watch 7 series, providing a complete health monitoring experience.
Better Compatibility with Non-Samsung Phones
To expand user accessibility, we would like to see feature exclusivity relaxed in the Watch 7 series, potentially making ECG functionality available on the Play Store or extending Samsung Health Monitor to non-Samsung phones.
GPX for Watch 7 Pro
Anticipating a Pro-style Watch 7, we hope Samsung includes GPX running mode, catering to trail runners who want a Wear OS watch with enhanced outdoor features.
More Exciting Colors for the 7 Pro
Breaking away from the trend of subdued colors for Pro-level hardware, we would like to see vibrant options for the Watch 7 Pro, offering users a wider choice.
While Samsung has not officially announced the Watch 7 series, historical launches suggest an August 2024 release, potentially with a full reveal a month prior. As we await official announcements, the Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic remain excellent choices for those not keen to wait. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 series holds the promise of exciting developments, and we eagerly anticipate its debut in the coming months. Meanwhile head over to our Samsung S24 launch coverage here