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Snapdragon Wear 5100: the first information on the next generation wearable chip

Snapdragon Wear 5100 will be the heir of the 4100, or the processor that has also been integrated on Meizu watch. It is a SoC for wearable devices of undoubted quality and power which, according to the data provided by XDA Developers this morning, he will have a successor. The new wearable processor should be in the works, although it is not yet known which smartwatches will adopt it. Without a doubt the second generation of OnePlus Watch , third of Oppo Watch they will use it, but nothing is certain. Having said that, let's see the first ones information on the SoC just emerged.

Energize the first details on the next top-of-the-range chip for wearables: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 5100 its name. What is it capable of?

As reported by XDA-Developers, the new Snapdragon SoC for flagship wearables will be called Snapdragon Wear 5100. As a reminder, Qualcomm recently announced that it plans to release new Snapdragon Wear SoCs. A reference to the chip with the number LAW.UM.2.0-00700-SW5100.0 was found on the Qualcomm Code Aurora forum. L.A.W. is short for Linux Android WearAndroid Wear is the former name of Wear OSUM presumably it stands for Unified Modems, while SW5100 could be short for Snapdragon Wear 5100. The code name of the chip is Monaco.

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A first generation Oppo Watch

Snippets of code indicate that the new platform runs Android 10 e Android 11. It is not yet known whether the upcoming Wear OS 3 from Google and Samsung will be supported. Snapdragon Wear 5100 is rumored to have a quad-core processor with ARM Cortex-A73 core. For comparison, the Wear 4100 is powered by ARM Cortex-A53 cores.

Qualcomm has confirmed that the new Snapdragon Wear SoCs will be released "within the next year". The watch, codenamed Atherton, should be the first to use the new single-chip system even though we don't know which smartwatch it is. One thing is certain: the wearables sector it is not destined to become saturated so quickly like that of smartphones.

Gianluca Cobucci
Gianluca Cobucci

Passionate about code, languages ​​and languages, man-machine interfaces. All that is technological evolution is of interest to me. I try to divulge my passion with the utmost clarity, relying on reliable sources and not "on the first pass".


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