- Tram Ho
Smartwatch market is also increasingly fierce competition, not inferior to the smartphone market. While some manufacturers control their own software and hardware, like Apple or Samsung. Other manufacturers still depend on Google’s WearOS operating system and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear processor.
Today, Qualcomm has introduced a major step forward for smartwatches equipped with Snapdragon Wear processor chips, with the launch of two new versions, Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+.
Qualcomm launches Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ processors for smartwatches.
Snapdragon Wear 4100+ is equipped with an Always-On processor running at low power consumption. It also has other basic components including modem / GPS chip and WiFi / Bluetooth. The Snapdragon Wear 4100 differs from the Plus version in that it is not equipped with an Always-On processor, and the other specifications are the same.
Snapdragon Wear 4100+ is 85% stronger, 25% more battery efficient and supports camera.
Qualcomm says Snapdragon Wear 4100+ is manufactured on 12nm process, compared to the previous generation Snapdragon Wear 3100 using 28nm process. It has four 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 cores, Adreno 504 GPU, supports LPDDR3 RAM and eMMC 4.5 storage standard. Besides, this processor also supports dual camera sensors up to 16MP, opening up the ability to equip cameras on smart watches.
Snapdragon Wear 4100+ is manufactured on 12nm process, using four Cortex-A53 cores like low-end smartphones.
The Snapdragon Wear 4100+ processor will provide up to 85% higher performance than the Snapdragon Wear 3100. With the Always-On processor, the smartwatch’s screen can always be displayed with 64K colors, before Wear 3100 only Can display 16K colors. The Always-On processor also helps to monitor heart rate and sleep continuously, as well as step counting and many other features.
The Always-On processor supports 64K colors display, monitoring heart rate, sleep and health anytime.
According to Qualcomm, the first smartwatches equipped with Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ may be launched after 1 month.
Source : Genk