Snapdragon W5+and W5 platforms have launched a new generation of processors in the smartwatch industry. There are some notable upgrades to this new platform, these upgrades will ultimately benefit smartwatches that’ll use the platform. These upgrades come with battery life, performance, and size.
This processor uses the 4nm fabrication manufacturing process. The improvement on this platform against its predecessor is a 50% reduction in power consumption. Smartwatches that’ll get to use the Snapdragon W5+ and W5 will offer a longer-lasting battery life.
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Performance gets a bump which makes it 2X faster while reducing its size by 30%. For connectivity which is at the peak of smartwatches, we have a new ultra-low power Bluetooth 5.3 architecture. The Wi-Fi offers spectral bands of 2.4GHz and 5GHz in addition to NFC support.
The new platform also supports camera and image processing with the Qualcomm Spectra ISP. The memory type on this platform is the LPDDR4 with a 16-bit width. It also runs Google’s Wear OS, Android, and Free RTOS.
Already, Qualcomm has two big names in the smart gadget industry ready to launch products with this platform. OPPO and Mobvoi are ready to launch products with the Snapdragon W5+ and W5 platforms. OPPO’s smartwatch with this platform will launch in the month of August. We’ll wait to see the performance of that smartwatch to verify the performance of Qualcomm’s new wearable platform.