Qualcomm makes chipsets not only for smartphones but for smartwatches as well. Their current top chipsets for smartwatches are the Wear 4100 and the Wear 4100+. New details have emerged which suggests that they may get a successor soon called Wear 5100.
However, the details revealed that it won’t bring many upgrades, hence not a worthy successor. This information is coming from Winfuture, they revealed that the upcoming Wear 5100 chip will come with the same CPU as its predecessor.
It will come with four Cortex-A53 CPUs which is the same CPU as the Wear 4100 series. We thought the chipset will come with a Cortex-A73 CPU. Though the clock speed for the Wear 5100’s Cortex-A53 is unknown for now.
Winfuture also revealed that the company is testing different configurations of the chip with LPDDR4X RAM and that is an upgrade because its predecessor comes with LPDDR3 RAM. They also revealed that the chipset will come with an auxiliary processor that consumes less power.
The auxiliary processor activates when less processing power is needed like checking heart rate and sleep monitoring. Qualcomm may be prioritising Chinese watch manufacturers for this chipset because it is being developed in collaboration with Chinese SMIC and Samsung.
The release date of this Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 5100 may be far because not many smartwatch manufacturers are using the Wear 4100 series chipset. So they may delay the launch of the Wear 5100 to give manufacturers time to make use of their wear 4100 chipsets.