Galaxy Watch6 Classic renders show return of rotating bezel
Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy Watch6 Classic, filling the gap left by the absence of a Classic model in last year's Galaxy Watch5 lineup. The first renders of the anticipated smartwatch have surfaced, courtesy of serial leaker Steve '@OnLeaks' Hemmerstoffer, as shared via MySmartPrice.
The leaked renders showcase the Galaxy Watch6 Classic featuring a rotating bezel, aligning with the design of its predecessor, the Galaxy Watch4 Classic. The images also reveal the presence of home and back buttons on the right side of the device, along with a magnetic strap. Limited details can be gleaned from the renders, but if you were a fan of the Galaxy Watch4 Classic design and desired a more up-to-date version, the new Watch6 Classic could fit the bill.
The return of the rotating bezel in the Galaxy Watch6 Classic is a notable highlight, as it was absent from the Galaxy Watch5 series. It was a popular feature and its removal was lamented by fans who weren't thrilled by the less than precise touch-based replacement that was introduced on the Watch5 Pro. Its return indicates Samsung has been listening to its customers.
Reports suggest that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Watch6 series, including the Classic model, at its next Unpacked event. This event is purportedly scheduled to occur in late July, according to sources from Korea. It has already been confirmed that the Galaxy Watch6 series will run on the One UI 5 Watch skin, based on WearOS. Additionally, rumors indicate potential battery life improvements, but definitive details have not yet surfaced.