How many watches with the Google operating system do you know? It is not that there are too tremendously popular, but a large catalog of different brands that replicates features with different designs and finishes . And among these features there is usually a common denominator: a Qualcomm processor, usually outdated.
Although Qualcomm has been updating the range of processors for smart watches, the latest generation Wear was developed on a Snapdragon 400 , 2013 processor. With this huge gap in a sector as competitive as that of smart watches, manufacturers demanded a high-level processor, something Qualcomm would be about to unveil with the future Snapdragon Wear 3300 .
Qualcomm would update its range of processors for wearables with the Snapdragon Wear 3300, based on the Snapdragon 429
As we said, it is true that the Wear OS watch catalog is nurtured and varied. There are manufacturers like Mobvoi , Casio , Michael Kors, Fossil … It even seems that Xiaomi will end up joining Wear OS with its own watch. And when choosing a processor for the wearable there are not too many options apart from Qualcomm .
As XDA Developers found in the Code Aurora Forum , Qualcomm has uploaded the Linux kernel code of a mysterious Snapdragon Wear 3300 (SDW3300 device) . According to the kernel data, the new platform would be based on the Snapdragon 429 , a qualitative leap with respect to the platform used by the Snapdragon Wear 3100, the 400 .
The new SoC for smart watches and devices suitable for clothing would be manufactured in 12 nm (the previous Snapdragon 3100 has a 28 nm manufacturing process) and would have 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 1.95 GHz . In addition, Qualcomm would include a second low-power processor for less demanding device tasks; thereby achieving greater autonomy, something vital in a smartwatch.
We do not know when Qualcomm will present the new platform for smart watches, but its launch should not be too far since the company will soon reveal its most powerful SoC of 2020, the Snapdragon 865 . It would not be strange if both processors saw the light in the same event .