Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 for smartwatches presented
With the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1, Qualcomm has introduced a new processor for Android smartwatches. This processor has been awaited for a long time because it has many advantages compared to the current generation of processors. The smartwatch processor manufactured using the 4 nm process offers a double the performance, but consumes 50 percent less energy and is 30 percent smaller. All of this will ensure that new smartwatches work faster and last longer (source: Qualcomm).
Smartwatch manufacturers would have a lot more design and feature options with the new processors. So could Manufacturers are building thinner watches that last as long as current smartwatches – or increase the battery life significantly with the same size cases. More functions should also be supported. What the manufacturers implement from the new possibilities is of course another question.
The Oppo Watch 3 will be equipped with the new Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1. Mobvoi has also announced a new high-end TicWatch watch. There are no specific details about the equipment yet. More information should be available in late summer.
What the current Samsung watches can do:
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 in focus
Samsung switched the operating system to Wear OS with the Galaxy Watch 4 and immediately conquered the Android smartwatch market. The competition had to look into the tube for a long time, because Samsung had secured a one-year exclusivity so that other manufacturers could not follow suit. Now the cards are being reshuffled. Samsung will soon be introducing the Galaxy Watch 5, and with Wear OS 3.5 and the new Qualcomm processor, the competition has the perfect basis to follow suit.