Qualcomm Develops New Smartwatch Chip With Quad-Core And Dual-Camera Support

Qualcomm: German technology portal WinFuture shared information about the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 5100 chipset developed for smart watches. According to the source, the new chip consists of four Cortex-A53 cores, double the recently announced Samsung Exynos W920 (two Cortex-A55 cores). At the same time, it is stated that these cores will have a positive effect on the battery life of the watch rather than on the performance. Qualcomm is reportedly testing the chip in multiple configurations. Some will soon have 2GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 8/16GB of eMMC storage.

It is unclear when the Snapdragon Wear 5100 will be released

The new chipset will also improve the AON coprocessor, which can perform simple background tasks such as counting steps and updating the Always On display when needed, while consuming much less power than the main CPU cores.

Interestingly, the Snapdragon Wear 5100 supports two cameras, one 16 MP and the other 5 MP, like some watch models for kids. One camera is used for photos and the other for video calls.

Unfortunately, it is still unknown when the smartwatches that come with Snapdragon Wear 5100 will be released and when the announcement of the new chip will take place.

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