Qualcomm is one of those companies that manufactures the chipsets for its high-end smartwatches with Android and Wear OS. There is just one exception that Galaxy Watch 4 doesn’t feature Qualcomm’s chipsets. The company released two new pieces of hardware in 2020, including Snapdragon 4100 and 4100+. Now, it appears as if the company wants to update its wearable chips. According to a WinFuture report, Qualcomm is testing a fresh SW5100 chip with two variants. The upcoming chipsets are likely to name Snapdragon Wear 5100 and 5100+.
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Snapdragon Wear 5100 and 5100+ Specs
As for specifications, the chips are likely to feature four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. It will also feature an Adreno 702 GPU clocked at 700Mhz, LPDDR4X RAM, and eMMC 5.1 flash memory support. The maximum RAM it can support is 4GB. For connectivity, it features LTE, 5GHz Wi-Fi (802.11c), but there’s no 5G support.
Moreover, the Snapdragon Wear 5100 will feature a Molded Lesser Package (MLP). It basically will have SoC and the power management controller as two separate components. On the other hand, the 5100+ model will feature Molded Embedded Package (MEP); meaning a combined package of the SoC and power controller.
Additionally, the Wear 5100+ will also feature a QCC510 co-processor. It will offer users an option of a low-power model mode (optional). The 4100+ model packs a similar feature that can carry out some tasks without using the main ARM Cortex processor cores.
Lastly, we cannot say for sure how long will it take for these chips to appear in smartwatches. In addition to that, Qualcomm can have a change of plans as well.
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