I’m Willing to Accept Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra’s Polarizing Design on These Conditions

In Short
  • Samsung's next top-of-the-line Galaxy Watch, the Watch 7 Ultra has leaked.
  • The leaked high-resolution images suggest an eerie design with a circular dial on a square body.
  • While the design is extremely polarizing, I'm willing to approve of it if the Watch brings all these features.

One of Samsung’s soon-to-be-launched Galaxy Watch 7 series smartwatch recently leaked in its full glory, and it looks extremely polarizing, to say the least. A few weeks ago, rumors surfaced that Samsung might be working on a Galaxy Watch with a square-shaped dial. Little did we know that it would even remotely appear the way it looks in the latest leaked renders. Samsung’s calling it the Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra.

Let me get one thing out of the way; most people have already conveyed their opinions and how the watch looks ugly, but I think it’s half-decent. Okay, a teeny tiny bit repulsive, but I’m willing to accept the Galaxy Watch 7’s polarizing design provided Samsung brings these features.

A Strong Four-day Battery Life

Or else I’m writing it off from my books. The current Galaxy Watch 6 Classic 47mm almost gets users through two days. The chunkier square design on the newer model should give Samsung enough leeway to add a significantly larger battery.

Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra
Image: OnLeaks and Smartprix

Combined with the rumored, “improved” 3nm Exynos 1000 SoC, the upcoming wearable should pack a four-day battery. If not, it wouldn’t justify the size increase and, probably, a weight increase as well. The charging speed would also need a boost to quickly charge that beefed up battery.

OnePlus Watch 2 is currently the best long-lasting Wear OS smartwatch, and I’d love to see Samsung spice up the competition. This will get us closer to the dream of hopefully someday having a Wear OS smartwatch that can last for a week straight.

Extreme Ruggedness

The Watch 6 Classic is made of Stainless Steel and while that’s good, to really justify the “Ultra” moniker, the Watch 7 Ultra needs to use a Titanium enclosure. Titanium is lighter and stronger than stainless steel. It may help, to some extent, balance the added weight of a bigger battery, if Samsung adds one.

I’m Willing to Accept Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra’s Polarizing Design on These Conditions

Titanium is also what defines Apple’s Watch Ultra Series from its regular Watch series. So it would only make sense if Samsung takes the Apple route for its Ultra lineup. Besides a titanium case, I’d also love to see the Sapphire Crystal display, which is available across all Watch 6 models.

More Mappable Buttons!

More buttons are always useful on wearables, as you can map them to different functions. I’ve always felt that the Galaxy Watch 4 and Pixel Watch 2 are one or two buttons short, as you could only map so much on two buttons. I’m not fond of gestures due to how inefficient, inaccurate, and annoying they are. A mappable button like the Action button on the Apple Watch Ultra would be of help on the Galaxy Watch Ultra.

Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra Ruggedness
Image: Onleaks x Smartprix

The Watch 7 Ultra renders suggest that there could be an extra button in the middle. While we are not sure if it will also function as a rotatable crown (it probably won’t), it’s definitely something I wanted and hope makes it to more Galaxy Watches as well.

More Sensors

Back sensor array
Image: Onleaks x Smartprix

You don’t call it Ultra for nothing. Some of the standout functions of the Apple Watch Ultra 2 include an Altimeter and a Water Temperature/Depth gauge. These features could be extremely useful for adventurers, and if you’re taking the Apple way, why not go all the way.

New Galaxy Watches will be unveiled in Samsung’s upcoming Unpacked event which will be held on July 10. What are some of the standout features that you would like to see in the Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra? Let us know in the comments below.

comment Comments 3
  • Cam says:

    It needs to be a proper dive watch for scuba. Apple’s one is not quite there.

  • Angie says:

    I want ring camera pop ups

  • Kalachi Harishankar SN says:

    Square and circle combination is rare one superb

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