Qualcomm preheats next-generation Snapdragon wearable device processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon officially issued a notice in the latest tweet, indicating that the next generation of wearable SoC will be launched soon. In July 2020, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon Wear 4100/4100+, two low-power chips built on a 12 nm process with a new co-processor to help handle more background tasks such as sensor input and sound. Brings improvements in performance and power consumption compared to the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform.

The details of the new Snapdragon Wear processor have not yet been confirmed, but it was previously reported that Qualcomm will launch a new Snapdragon Wear 5100 series chip, built on Samsung's 4nm process, and it is expected to have Snapdragon Wear 5100 and Snapdragon Wear 5100 + two, mainly Depending on the package, the Wear 5100+ model will integrate a power management IC into the SoC, as well as a QCC5100 coprocessor.

Both versions of the Wear 5100 series will feature a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 design up to 1.7 GHz, the GPU will be an Adreno 702 up to 700 MHz, support up to 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and support eMMC 5.1 flash memory. The new chip will support dual cameras with a maximum resolution of 13 million pixels and 16 million pixels respectively. When using a single camera, it can record 1080P video, and also supports video calls. The Wear 5100 will support both  Android and Wear OS.

As for the first wearable device using this processor, it may be the new smartwatch that Fossil is expected to launch, or the new Galaxy Watch 5 series that Samsung is preparing to launch next, and it may also be applied to Google The Pixel Watch, which is expected to launch in the fall.

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