Last year, Apple announced the Apple Watch Ultra, a more expensive but more feature-rich variant of the regular Apple Watch lineup. Now it looks like Samsung could be next to try and take a stab at the “Ultra” smartwatch as the company is rumored to be working on a Galaxy Watch “Ultra” model.
According to a report from GizmoChina, they claim that the Ultra model will be utilizing micro LED display technology. For context, the current Galaxy Watch 6 models rely on OLED, which is pretty much the same display tech used in many smartphones today.
While both OLED and micro LED have “LED” in their names, they are quite different from each other. One of the primary advantages micro LEDs have over OLED is their lifespan, where OLED displays are prone to burn-ins over time, whereas micro LEDs aren’t, making them preferable for devices like TVs.
Apart from the potential use of micro LEDs, it is unclear what other differences this Ultra Galaxy Watch will have over its non-Ultra counterparts. Samsung did attempt to launch a Galaxy Watch model back in 2022 with the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. It featured a larger display, long-lasting battery, more outdoorsy tracking features, and it also utilized titanium, but design wise it wasn’t too different from the regular model.
In any case seeing as we’re approaching the end of the year, we doubt that we’ll be seeing this Ultra model launch in the coming months, so take it with a grain of salt for now.