The Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 wearables platforms from Qualcomm were finally unveiled today. Two platforms that are anticipated to improve performance and power efficiency. With wearables in mind, the two new platforms were created utilizing a 4nm manufacturing technology.
They will concentrate on two areas where wearables, and particularly smartwatches, have desperately required some improvements. namely longer battery life and improved efficiency. These new platforms are what Qualcomm calls its most cutting-edge step yet. They claim that when they’re included, smartwatches can perform up to two times better than the best platform now on the market. the Qualcomm Wear 4100 .
The main updates are exactly what Google has been promised for Wear OS 3 since it was released. improved battery life and performance. And it now appears Qualcomm is willing to support the achievement of that objective.
Advertisement THE SNAPDRAGON W5 GEN 1 WILL PROVIDE POWER ON WEARABLES AT A 50% LOWER RATE. Since many years ago, battery life on some smartwatches has been a common problem. All smartwatches could use an upgrade, even though this largely applies to Wear OS. According to Qualcomm, the new Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 has a battery life that is two times as long. Qualcomm provided some preliminary numbers as examples, however your mileage may vary once these are on the market.
According to Qualcomm, a watch battery that would have lasted up to 28 hours in normal DoU conditions might now last up to 43 hours. This is based on a smartwatch with a 300mAh battery that is Bluetooth-connected.
Now, watches with 450mAh batteries and 4G connections may operate for up to 54 hours. And a sports watch with 4G connectivity and a 600mAh battery that could previously last up to 48 hours can now last up to 72.
Advertisement Once more, these are estimations based on testing and may not accurately reflect what the user would experience. However, they are still significant gains. Additionally, Qualcomm touts a platform that is 30% less in size than the platform from the previous generation, as well as 2x greater performance and 2x richer features.
Device designs are already present in the pipeline. Before we can purchase these watches, it can take some time. However, Qualcomm is already collaborating with partners on upcoming wearables and smartwatches that will use this new platform.
There are already 25 designs in various parts for the company says . And it has spent the past year working with its first two partners, Oppo and Mobvoi. In actuality, Oppo intends to release the Oppo Watch 3 Series in August. Consequently, they are the first watches to use the Snapdragon W5 wearable platform.