Snapdragon W5 Plus 1st generation is Qualcomm's long-awaited chip for smartwatches, which is expected to revolutionize the future of these small wearable gadgets.
Qualcomm unveiled two new and powerful chips named Snapdragon W5 generation 1 and W5 Plus generation 1 last month. These two chips are supposed to play a role as the beating heart of the next generation smart watches and according to the information that Qualcomm has published about them, they are supposed to create a big change in this field.
Of course, the chip that we expect to show great performance as a powerful flagship is the Snapdragon W5 Plus 1st generation, whose naming is quite similar to the policy of the American company in naming chips for mobile phones.
On the other hand This chip will be included in watches that will have WearOS as the default operating system. An operating system that has improved tremendously in all areas in recent versions and has become an all-in-one operating system. smart watches have become a very important part of users' lives these days, and their sales growth in the market. It is quite indicative of this issue. Therefore, it is very important for users to know what is going to happen in the next generations of these products. In this regard, we decided in this article to investigate How the new Qualcomm chip can revolutionize the world of smart watches. So stay with us.
1. Extremely optimized performance in energy consumption
The battery of smart watches is very small and this means reducing energy consumption. And at the same time, increasing the processing power is very important.
Because of their small size, smart watches often use a small battery. This also makes you unable to open a special account on their battery life. Of course, there are watches that can last for days, but only if most of their sensors and functions are disabled, in which case, why should we buy a smart watch at all?
Users buy these products so that they can use the functions and use their various features, so it is necessary for their battery life to be high in normal mode, not to have to keep all the sensors off.
As we understand from the information published by Qualcomm, Apparently, the 1st generation Snapdragon W5 Plus is supposed to be one of the best chips of the last few years. Among the elements that are considered in this chip to save energy, we can mention an AON processor with a size of 22 nm, which performs a series of tasks such as sound and notifications, so that the other main processor, which has a lot of power, and It takes a lot of energy from the battery, don't get involved in these small tasks.
In addition to these, a series of sensors designed to monitor the body's position in different modes provide the power needed to work. They get this chip. Among these sensors, we can mention blood oxygen measurement, accelerometer, gyroscope, cardiac algorithms, etc.
According to Qualcomm, this new design can reduce energy consumption by 50% compared to before. It is considered a really impressive and tangible number; Of course, this amount will vary according to different watches and their facilities, but it is still a significant number.
2. processing performance; Twice as good as before!
With the special and unique design of this chip, it can Companies can help build a smart watch with an interesting and attractive design
According to Qualcomm, the new processor will most likely be twice as fast and powerful as the previous generation chip, which is still a significant improvement. . This new chip has 4 Cortex-A53 processing cores whose frequency reaches 1.7 GHz. A dual-core A702 graphics card is embedded in this chip, whose frequency is 1 GHz.
Snapdragon W5 Plus 1st generation also uses RAM, the technology used in it is three times faster than the previous generation. Is. While the Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus had a 32 LPDDR3 RAM with a frequency of 750 MHz, the Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1 uses a 16 LPDDR4 RAM with a speed of 2133 MHz, which is incredibly faster.
Overall, It seems that smart watches equipped with this chip will perform very well in performing various tasks; Both in terms of graphics, in terms of processing and in terms of performing different tasks simultaneously.
3. Support for various and attractive features
Support for features such as two-way video calls and high-quality cameras In smart watches Android devices are so important that Android smart watches can surpass Apple watches.
According to the video that Qualcomm released in praise of this powerful chip, it seems that this new chip is going to It has many features. This means that the aforementioned chip will make smart watches equipped with it have various software and hardware capabilities, including reactive scrolling, 3D watchfaces, two-way video call, real-time image recognition, image processing signal with support for two 16 cameras. Megapixel and...
Qualcomm also claims that this powerful and equipped chip will allow developers to design watch faces that provide the ability to navigate map applications in real time.
4. Very small dimensions
Snapdragon W5 Plus 1st generation is a very small chip. This allows chip manufacturers to make the best possible use of the free space created in watches and design them thinner and smaller so that users feel more comfortable while wearing them.
According to Qualcomm. Engineers of this company have used advanced manufacturing technology in making the mentioned chip, which has reduced the overall size by 30%, the size of the chip by 35%, and the main PCB by 40%, which is really remarkable.smart watches become more advanced and enter the market with more attractive features.
Now we have to see which companies use the high potential of this powerful chip in the best possible way in making their products.