Put on OS watches may lastly get the upgraded chip that they so desperately want (by way of 9to5Google). Qualcomm teased the chance in a video posted to Twitter, indicating its subsequent Snapdragon smartwatch chip is “coming quickly.”
After Samsung and Google introduced their collaboration on Put on OS 3 final summer season, Qualcomm stated it might roll out a brand new chip within the subsequent yr. It seems to be like Qualcomm’s following by on that promise, though we don’t know when it is going to launch. (Possibly Google will use it in its upcoming Pixel Watch).
Snapdragon chips energy a variety of Put on OS watches. However its most up-to-date one, the Put on 4100 collection, was solely included in a handful of watches, together with the TicWatch Professional 3, the lackluster Fossil Gen 6, and the dear Montblanc Summit 3. It’s been about two years because the 4100’s preliminary launch, and Put on OS smartwatches are due for an improve (save for the Exynos W920-powered Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, the primary to run Put on OS 3).
Rumors point out that Qualcomm’s upcoming 5100 and 5100 Plus processors can be constructed on the Samsung 4-nanometer (nm) course of. The smaller kind issue may translate to higher battery life and effectivity compared to the Exynos W920’s 5nm course of and the Apple Watch Sequence 7 chip’s 7nm course of. If true, this may even be an enormous shift from the 12nm course of utilized by the Put on 4100 and 4100 Plus.