Qualcomm’s new smartwatch chip may finally arrive in September

It may seem like time is already run out for the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 which is a well revered processor and has for a long time been the only option of processors for the WearOS watch manufacturers since its launch in the year 2016 at the time when the platform was known as Android Wear. Now, the processor is outdated and as such not suitable for use. Our sources report that Qualcomm has sent out some invitation letters for a press event focused on smartwatches on the 10th of September, and this only serves to indicate that a new chip for wearables is on its way.


The company has already made this known as its senior director of wearables, Pankaj Kedia had confirmed at a previous time that a new processor and a yet unknown flagship device will be announced by the fall. According to Kedia, “A smartwatch is first and foremost a watch – it needs to look good, it needs to be sleek, it needs to look good when I’m looking at it or when I’m not looking at it. It cannot be static when I’m not looking at it, it cannot be black and white when I’m not looking at it, it can. So when we talk to Fossil consumers and Michael Kors consumers, they want a no-compromises smartwatch.” Other watches from other manufacturers are scheduled to arrive during the holidays. The silicon has been said to focus on efficiency as any random individual would expect, and through that medium support smaller watches with better battery life. Recently even, Qualcomm designed a Snapdragon Wear 2500 processor, however, this processor is meant for low-end kids’ watches that run a conventional version of Android.

We are yet to know the details, but Kedia claims the new hardware platform will “significantly change the Wear OS ecosystem.” So for those who are thinking of getting a smartwatch using the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, you might want to wait a while so you can get the latest a device with an up-to-date processor.



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