Wear OS smartwatch will fly with 5nm processor. Google announced during the week that it is teaming up with Samsung to unite Wear OS-Tizen platform and new watches are on the way to showcase the updated experience. Emerging evidence suggests Samsung’s next smartwatch could be one of them, and even one of the more powerful Wear OS watches in the current situation thanks to the improved processor running inside.
There have been several leaks about the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 which are expected to be released soon. Most rumors were uncertain whether Samsung planned to release the Tizen operating system Wear OS. However, it seems clear that they are now going to work on a new unified platform. Ice Universe, one of Twitter’s renowned technology leaks, said one of the watches, the Galaxy Active 4, will run not only on the new Wear operating system, but also a 2D display glass, a narrower screen bezel and a 5-nanometer processor.
Galaxy Active 4:
1. TizenWear OS
2. New 5nm processor
3.2D glass (not 2.5D)
4. Frame narrowed
5. Excellent frame texture, presumably titanium alloy
– Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 19, 2021
The latter information is perhaps even more interesting than smartwatches that work with it Wear OS. Note that most Wear OS watches have outdated processors. The first wave of watches came with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, which was obsolete when it was released in 2016. Many others went with 3100 chips when it was released in 2018 with a co-processor, but still use the 28nm process technology that debuted in 2011. Almost all Wear OS watches nowadays offer Wear 3100 based on 28nm.
Qualcomm completed the Snapdragon Wear 4100/4100 + platform with 12nm process technology last year. However, currently only Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 uses this processor. This brings us to the Ice Universe’s latest claim that Samsung’s next clock will offer a 5nm processor. This processor uses more transistors than Samsung’s current clocks with 10nm Exynos chips. Hence, it should be much stronger and more efficient.
A Galaxy Watch with a 5nm processor could help the new ones from Google and Samsung Wear OS operating system to really impress when it launches later this year.