The physical rotating bezel was certainly one of the most interesting features of the Samsung Galaxy Watch series. However, the company decided to ditch this hardware within the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series. Apparently, that decision was much to the displeasure of consumers. As per the tipster Ice Universe, Samsung will bring this beloved feature back with the upcoming Galaxy Watch6 Pro. Had Samsung a change of heart? Apparently, yes.
The Galaxy Watch6 Pro will bring back the rotating bezel
Samsung’s way to remove the rotating bezel was to create a virtual one. The Galaxy Watch5 and 5 Pro have a virtual feature, which is basically a gesture that works on the edge of the screen. In fact, this was also available in the Galaxy Watch4 as Samsung started to seal the fate of the rotating bezel in this lineup. The physical button was still alive through the Galaxy Watch4 Classic, but with the fifth generation, it was completely removed. Now, a new leak indicates that it is coming with the Galaxy Watch 6 Pro.
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The leakster states that the Galaxy Watch6 Pro will pack a “rather narrow bezel”, with a larger screen or smaller body. The reason for the return of the rotating bezel was not clarified. Perhaps, this is just a change of mind of Samsung, or the new design will allow the company to fit the physical mechanism. Anyway, it’s weird when brands remove features to bring them back later as they were all-new things. The fact that it will be available on the Pro, means that Samsung will likely have this as one of the appeals of the higher variant.
This is not the first time we see rumors about the Physical Rotating Bezel. The rumors also state that the Galaxy Watch6 will get a bump in its battery capacity. The Galaxy Watch6 Pro will also bring a higher capacity despite its smaller size.
The watch is also rumored to bring a new Exynos chipset that will make it way more powerful.