Samsung Galaxy Watch 7: Release Date, Prices, Features, Rumors

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As Samsung readies for the next Unpacked event on July 10, 2024, there is a strong indication that the South Korean-based phone manufacturer is planning a major release for Galaxy Watch 7 rather than just an iterative update we saw in Samsung Watch 6.

The next Galaxy Watch is expected to launch in three variants: Samsung Watch 7, Watch 7 Pro, and Watch 7 Classic. Rumors also suggest the watch could be equipped with the upcoming Exynos W940 chip, plus some new health and AI features.

Techopedia is following up on these rumors, gathering useful pieces of information along the way. Here is what we have discovered so far.

Key Takeaways

  • Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Watch 7 at the Unpacked event on July 10, 2024.
  • Rumors suggest the watch will feature the new Exynos W940 chip and new AI-based health tools.
  • We expect to see three variants: Watch 7, Watch 7 Pro, and Watch 7 Classic.
  • The Galaxy Watch 7 may include continuous heart monitoring and a non-invasive blood glucose monitor.
  • Design leaks hint at a potential square-shaped variant, improved battery life, 50% faster wireless charging, and storage capacity.

What is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 7?

The 7th generation Smartwatch Wearable

Galaxy Watch 7 is expected to be the next smartwatch in the lineup from Samsung and, if the rumors are true, will be a hi-tech addition to the Samsung Wearable collections.

While Samsung hasn’t officially announced they are releasing a new smartwatch edition yet, a South Korean leaker on X, who goes by Kro, confirmed that Samsung is currently planning on three smartwatches: the ‘Watch 7’, a Classic, and a Pro.

When Will the New Galaxy Watch 7 Come Out?

Estimated Relase: August 2024

Since Samsung launched its first smartwatch in August 2021, their release cycle has been fairly predictable.

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If we look at the launch dates of the previous editions where the Galaxy Watch 4 series was released on August 27, 2021, the Galaxy Watch 5 series on August 26, 2022, and Galaxy Watch 6 on August 11, 2023, we can see that Samsung followed a similar release pattern.

In recent years Samsung has chosen to launch Galaxy Foldables alongside Galaxy smartwatches during their annual Unpacked events.

According to recent rumors, Samsung is planning to host its summer Unpacked event before the Summer Olympics in Paris kicks off in July.

Samsung, being a major sponsor of the Games may probably want to take advantage to market their latest technologies around the Olympics.

Since this year’s Olympics is starting on July 26, and Samsung usually hosts their events on a Wednesday, then July 10 should be a likely day to launch their Galaxy Foldables. By extension, this could also be the day Samsung reveals the Samsung Watch 7 series before releasing it in August.

Will There Be a Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra?

There is no official announcement from Samsung on a possible release of Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra, however, hints from their first quarter 2024 results reveal that the company is planning on introducing new ‘premium’ models for its next line of smartwatches.

Presumably, this could be the Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra model, which will supplement the Samsung Watch 7 that is expected to be launched later this year.

Galaxy Watch 7 Features

Wear OS 5 Update, AI-based Health Features

Samsung hasn’t officially disclosed what changes or new features will be included in Galaxy Watch 7. But if we are to speculate based on available leaks, the Watch is likely to come with a new Wear OS update based on Android 14.

There is also anticipation on the new Watch’s Health tool which Samsung announced will be getting upgrades that rely on AI.

Samsung said:

“…we are already planning next steps for Galaxy AI beyond smartphones — optimizing it for various categories of devices across various services. In the near future, select Galaxy wearables will use AI to enhance digital health and unlock a whole new era of expanded intelligent health experiences.”

While this disclosure came from Samsung, we are not sure what sorts of AI-based health features will be included in the smart Samsung wearable wristwatch. However, some leaks are suggesting the features may likely include continuous monitoring for heart conditions and a non-invasive blood glucose monitor.

When it comes to designs, a few reports suggest that one of the Galaxy Watch 7 models could feature a square shape instead of the usual round screens we have seen on previous Galaxy watches.

Away from these speculated features, we can still expect the Galaxy Watch 7 to include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE connectivity, access to Samsung Pay, and other sleep and health-related functions.

Galaxy Watch 7 Specs

Brand-new Chipset, Increased Storage Space, Larger Battery Capacity?

The most prominent change we could expect in the Samsung Watch 7 is an upgrade in the hardware.

Different leakers on X have rumored that the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 will feature a new chipset, with Samsung updating the existing Exynos W930 in Galaxy Watch 6 to a newer one.

According to a popular Samsung leaker on X, Roland Quandt, the Galaxy Watch 7 processor will be based on Exynos W940, with an internal name of Exynos 5535.

In a separate leak shared on X in March, the new Exynos W940 chipset, which will power Samsung Watch 7 will be 50% more efficient and 30% faster than those found in the previous models. Latest leaks and FCC filings suggest that wireless charging speeds will also increase by 50%.

There are also strong rumors that Samsung will double the storage space and increase the battery capacity in the Galaxy Watch 7. While nothing is confirmed yet, we hope that the final specs turn out to be great.

Galaxy Watch 7 Colors & Styles

Potential Square Screen Shape, Wear OS 5 Update With New Clock Faces

Some reports hint that one of the variants of the Samsung Watch 7 will have a square-shaped screen instead of the rounded screen Samsung maintained in the Galaxy Watch 6.

Since we are expecting an update on the Wear OS, the Samsung Watch 7 may have some new clock faces available for users to customize too.

As for the Galaxy Watch 7 colors, Samsung might decide to go for more subdued colors like different variants of gold, blue, or pink colors.

Galaxy Watch 6 vs Galaxy Watch 7

We have rounded up all the latest Galaxy Watch 7 rumors and leaks. The table below summarizes how it may likely compare with its predecessor.

Features/Design Galaxy Watch 6 Galaxy Watch 7
Battery life 300 mAh, 425 mAh Rumored to have 578mAh which is almost 50% higher capacity
Health tool Health features can measure electrocardiogram data but it’s a manual process Might include AI features like continuous monitoring for heart conditions, and non-invasive blood glucose monitor
Storage  16 GB Will likely increase to 32 GB
Chipset  Exynos W930 (5 nm) Processor might get an upgrade to Exynos W940 (3 nm)
Watch face Has rounded watch faces for all variants One variant is rumored to feature a square shape screen
Wear OS Wear OS 4 Might be updated with Wear OS 5

Galaxy Watch 7 Prices

Expected Price: Starting at $299.99

We don’t expect pricing to change in the Samsung Watch 7. If Samsung maintains similar sizes found in the Galaxy Watch 6 in the incoming Samsung Watch 7, then we can expect the Galaxy Watch 7 40mm (Wi-Fi only) to start at $299.99, and the price to increase up to $479.99 for the Classic 4mm (4G).

However,  if Galaxy Watch 7 comes with a major change from the predecessor, then we can expect a slight price increase across the different variants.

The Bottom Line

The rumor surrounding Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 has been buzzing in recent months. While Samsung hasn’t officially disclosed they are including this smartwatch in their collection of Wearables, leaks suggest the company is already working on the design and plans to introduce it alongside their Galaxy Z Foldables during their upcoming Unpacked event this summer.

If the speculated features such as AI integration in the Samsung Health tool, updated chipset, and improved battery life and storage capacities are all included in the Galaxy Watch 7, then this will be a fantastic smartwatch that all Samsung lovers can’t wait to have around their hands.

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Franklin Okeke
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Franklin Okeke
Technology Journalist

Franklin Okeke is an author and tech journalist with over seven years of IT experience. Coming from a software development background, his writing spans cybersecurity, AI, cloud computing, IoT, and software development. In addition to pursuing a Master's degree in Cybersecurity & Human Factors from Bournemouth University, Franklin has two published books and four academic papers to his name. His writing has been featured in tech publications such as TechRepublic, The Register, Computing, TechInformed, Moonlock and other top technology publications. When he is not reading or writing, Franklin trains at a boxing gym and plays the piano.