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Qualcomm wants to revolutionize the smartwatch market with two new chips



Qualcomm wants to revolutionize the smartwatch market with two new chips


News coming soon for the chips dedicated to smartwatches. Qualcomm finally seems ready to compete with Samsung and announced it today with an ironic post that quotes: “Something big is coming”.

The clock is ticking on something big. 👀⌚ pic.twitter.com/0bYaGf3SrF

– Snapdragon (@Snapdragon) July 12, 2022

Chips capable of competing with Samsung and Apple

This message suggests something new from Qualcomm, which could finally offer an SoC up to current performance for watches with Wear OS.

According to WinFuture, the brand may soon propose two new IoT chipsets to wear with Snapdragon Wear 5100 and Snapdragon Wear 5100+.

A return to the front row?

These new platforms would be made with a 4 nm production process and will lead to a power boost. By comparison, Samsung’s Exynos W920, currently used by the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, offers a 5nm manufacturing process when Apple’s latest S7 chip produced by TSMC was etched at 7nm.

These new chips will be able to ensure better performance, but also one better autonomy. The market for Android connected watches would therefore offer itself a potential increase in power.

This increase in performance would also go hand in hand with the improved Wear OS integration that Android devices (smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks) have recently been entitled to thanks to the partnership between Google and Samsung on Wear OS 3.