Qualcomm has officially announced the new Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform for devices running WearOS. As per the company, the new platform could deliver up to 85 percent performance improvements when compared with the Wear 3100 platform.
The new Snapdragon Wear 4100 is based on Qualcomm’s ultra low power hybrid architecture which includes a much faster SoC and an AON co-processor as well.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 will be one of the few first smartwatches to come with the latest chip. Smartwatches from Suunto and Z6 Ultra will also sport the exact new chip.
Snapdragon 4100 Specs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 comes with four 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 cores and an Adreno 50 GPU. The entire platform is built on the 12nm process node, which will help in bringing improvements.
There are two versions in the SD 4100 series. The first one is 4100 and the second one is 4100+.
In Snapdragon 4100+, it comes with the Cortex-Mo-based AON co-processor which will result in ultra-low power consumption. This will be really helpful for devices with Always On Display feature. A lot of wearable devices like smartwatches come with always-on-display, so this will be helpful over here.
The new platform includes 750MHz LPDDR3 memory for a whopping 85 percent performance improvement over Snapdragon 3100. It supports dual ISPs that supports up to 16MP image sensor and Dual DSPs.
Connectivity options includes WIFI, LTE, GPS, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.
The company notes, “The Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 4100+ platform, comprised of a powerful applications processor and ultralow-power co-processor, extends our hybrid architecture and is designed to deliver super-fast performance, and connectivity, a smarter AlwaysOn experience, and extended battery life for next-generation connected smartwatches.”
Here is a quick comparison of Snapdragon 4100 vs 3100:
In short, super fact performance+ connectivity, smarter always on co-processor, and ultra low power platform are the highlighted upgrades in this new chip from Snapdragon. The new chip was unveiled by the company through a press-release which could be found over here.