Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch chipset is the W930. The name was spotted in a certification on the Bluetooth database, along with the model number S5E5515. Interestingly, this is the same model number of the W920 that’s used in the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch5 series, suggesting that the W930 is likely just going to feature better binning, while retaining the same hardware.
The W930 supports Bluetooth 5.3, and Wi-Fi, and will be built on the same 5nm process as the W920 currently powering Samsung’s wearables. The certification says that the processor needs an additional RF chip for a full Bluetooth + Wi-Fi solution.
So what happened to the rumored W980? Perhaps that was just a temporary name and the final chip will be called the W930. Another, less likely possibility is that the W980 is a higher-end SoC that’s still in development. A final, even less likely option is that the W980 will power the Galaxy Watch6 Pro, while the W930 will power the Watch6.
Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Watch6 family on July 26, with OneUI 5 Watch, based on Wear OS 4. The series will bring back the rotating bezel.