It is a good bet that when you take any smartwatch that runs on the Android Wear operating system, it will feature one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 series of processors. Not many people may know this, but apart from being the foremost supplier of chip sets for mobile devices, Qualcomm also has done a pretty good job in producing processors for smartwatches. The company’s dominance in that regard is about to continue with its latest announcement.
Qualcomm has officially unveiled its newest Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. This new chip is amazingly 30 percent smaller than your standard Snapdragon 400 series processor. Moreover, its power consumption has been reduced by around a quarter compared to its predecessors. That applies to both editions of the Snapdragon Wear 2100, namely the tethered version that has support for 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 links, and the connected variant that folds in an LTE modem for use on high profile wearable devices such as Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch.
Any average owner of a wearable device may have already experienced the hassle of having to recharge their smartwatches and tracker devices almost all the time. The Snapdragon Wear 2100 should help matters by allowing for better power efficiency, on account of its lower power consumption qualities. Hopefully, wearable devices that feature the Snapdragon Wear 2100 can last a few days without having to recharge.
Apart from unveiling the Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, Qualcomm also took the opportunity to introduce a trio of new Snapdragon processors. These are the Snapdragon 425, the Snapdragon 435, and the Snapdragon 625. Because the Snapdragon 425 features four Cortex A53 cores and a rather old school Adreno 308 graphics processing unit (GPU), others may view it as the inferior among the three. Compare this to the Snapdragon 435, which has double the number of Cortex A53 cores (eight in all), with a clock speed of 1.4 GigaHertz, plus a new Adreno 505 CPU that should work well with 1,080 pixel/60 fps display screens. On top of that, the Snapdragon 435 also has support QuickCharge and a LTE Cat 7 300 mbps down, 100 mbps up. Last but certainly far from being the least is the Snapdragon 625, which underwent a 14 nm process that lets its eight Cortex A53 cores reach processing speeds of more than 2 GigaHertz. This chip set also boasts support for LTE Cat 7 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Moreover, it possesses an Adreno 506 GPU.
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