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Samsung Galaxy Watch7 series, but not Watch FE, tipped to launch with upgraded wireless charging

A Galaxy Watch on a charger. (Source: Samsung)
A Galaxy Watch on a charger. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung's flagship Galaxy Watch-series wearables are equipped with wireless charging - a spec that went without an upgrade in its 2023 iterations. That lapse will be addressed in their successors, however, according to a leak based on new FCC filings. They are accompanied by an additional registration for another Galaxy Watch, albeit without this update.

Samsung's top-end smartwatches are usually unleashed with wireless charging; however, the potential desirability of that feature was tempered somewhat when the 2023 generation - even the highest-end Galaxy Watch6 Classic that can be found on Amazon - was revealed to have the exact same 10-watt (W) spec as their Watch5 forebears.

The Galaxy Watch7 series, on the other hand, will debut with yet another long-awaited update, according to its latest leaks. The FCC has just approved new Samsung wearables to use an upgraded EP-OL300 charger with an output of 5V/3A, or 15W.

Accordingly, the new Samsung SM-L305 and/or its variants the SM-L310 and SM-L315 might be fully compatible with the accessory's new top rate. The 3 alleged Galaxy Watch7 series members also ostensibly have a new model number system, whereas the rumored Watch FE does not.

It too may have been registered alongside the new SM-L3xxx wearables as the SM-R861. By contrast, however, it has a 5V/1A (5W) input via an equally old-school EP-OR825 puck...not an encouraging sign for its charging speed, but perhaps more of one for its launch price.

A new FCC leak seems to confirm the existence of the Galaxy Watch7 series...
A new FCC leak seems to confirm the existence of the Galaxy Watch7 series...
...which will have faster charging...
...which will have faster charging...
...unlike the "Watch FE". (Source: FCC via MySmartPrice)
...unlike the "Watch FE". (Source: FCC via MySmartPrice)

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FCC via MySmartPrice (1)

FCC via MySmartPrice (2)

FCC via MySmartPrice (3)

FCC via MySmartPrice (4)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2024-05-18 (Update: 2024-05-18)