Announced this week, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 6 is equipped with a new SoC, the Exynos W930. The latter takes the place of an aging W920, used by the Korean giant since the Galaxy Watch 4.
The Galaxy Watch 5 had been deprived of it, but the new Watch 6 is finally taking advantage of it… we are of course talking about a new SoC. Announced during the last Unpacked event, held this week, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is equipped with a brand new processor: the Exynos W930, which takes over from the Exynos W920 used on the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5. A transition that had been anticipated, and which is therefore confirmed.
Samsung takes the opportunity to give us technical details about its new SoC. We learn in particular that the latter delivers 18% more CPU performance, while maintaining very low energy consumption on certain activities. To do this, the chip relies on a CPU part comprising two Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.40 GHz, or 220 MHz more than on the Exynos W920.
More CPU power, but still the same fine engraving
Beyond this increased CPU power, Samsung has added 2 GB of RAM to its Exynos W930, which is as much as on the Google Pixel Watch, rightly points out Android Central. With this new RAM capacity, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic are said to be able to switch between apps 25% faster than their predecessor.
Like the Exynos W920, the Exynos W930 will however be engraved using the 5 nm process. If it is a relatively fine engraving compared to the Exynos 9110 of the Pixel Watch, engraved in 10 nm, this should not however make a significant gain in terms of autonomy compared to the previous generation. Note, however, that the chip has two dedicated low-power cores – Cortex M55 – to manage the most energy-intensive tasks and increase autonomy, especially for the always-on screen. However, this was already the case for the previous W920 chip. We can only hope that it is enough to exceed the day of use.
Samsung finally mentions an autonomy of up to 40 hours depending on the uses. An estimate that the Watch 6 could actually meet thanks to its larger battery and less power-hungry processor. We will have every opportunity to verify it during a test.
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