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Galaxy Watch8 Wishlist

(Topic created on: 05-05-2024 10:59 AM)
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Hello, Samsung.

Here is a generalized wishlist of features for the Galaxy Watch8 in 2025 and beyond. I will add more features to this list if and when I think of them. Thank you for your consideration.

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Last Updated: Monday, May 6th, 2024 @ 7:05pm EST

(1) larger batteries: 360mAh/500mAh

(2) wireless charging interface identical to the Galaxy Watch6; backwards compatible with the Watch6 charging puck

(3) ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under the centre of the display

(4) 8MP 1080p30 under-display selfie camera beside the fingerprint scanner for taking photos, video chatting, video recording, and face ID/unlock

(5) more accurate health sensors, especially while running, swimming, etc.

(6) blood sugar sensor

(7) continuous real-time pulse oximeter and ECG

(8) more accurate motion sensors for more accurate gestures and health tracking

(9) four programmable multifunction buttons, two on each side of the watch, thereby adding the option to control volume instantly from anywhere instead of having to navigate through menus

(10) live translation built in for when your phone is not with you, and for those who use a smartwatch in place of a smartphone altogether

(11) massively improved displays:
  • larger sizes: 1.4"/1.6"
  • better technology: Dynamic AMOLED 2X, LTPO 5.0, Diamond PenTile subpixel matrix, HDR10+, variable refresh rate
  • higher refresh rate: 1-90Hz
  • higher resolutions: 720×720/800×800
  • higher pixel densities: 514ppi/500ppi
  • higher peak brightness: 3,000 nits

(12) Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear SoC:
  • much faster than the Samsung Exynos W930 in the Watch6
  • about as powerful as a flagship smartphone SoC from 2016-2017
  • TSMC N3P 2nd generation 3-nanometre manufacturing process
  • triple-core Nuvia-designed CPU with a 0+1+2 core configuration
  • Adreno 610 GPU @ 800MHz & 204.8 gigaFLOPS FP32 performance
  • NPU roughly 25% as powerful as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3's NPU

(13) larger and faster storage: 64GB of single-lane UFS 4.0 storage

(14) larger and faster RAM: 4GB of 16-bit LPDDR5T memory @ 9,600MHz & 19.2GB/s

(15) 5G connectivity with eSIM on cellular models

(16) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) @ 2.4/5GHz with Wi-Fi Direct

(17) Bluetooth 5.4

(18) Ultra-wideband/UWB

(19) better speaker

(20) better microphone

(21) air mouse, trackpad, and air gestures for DeX running on a Galaxy phone or tablet

Thank you again.