Qualcomm will finally have a processor at the height of Wear OS

A filtered Qualcomm document details the Snapdragon 3300, a new processor for watches and other wearables that will be manufactured in 12 nm.

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 And among these features there is usually a common denominator: a Qualcomm processor, usually outdated.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

Qualcomm tendrá por fin un procesador a la altura de Wear OS

Kernel of the Snapdragon Wear 3300 platform. Image of XDA Developers

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 .

Qualcomm confirms by mistake the processor of the Pixel 4

The CEO of Qualcomm missed a tweet with important information by mistake: the definitive Google Pixel 4 processor. It will not be the most powerful.

It is not that details of future Google Pixel 4 are missing since almost every component and aspect of software has been leaked, but few features we have really confirmed. Google itself has confirmed several, such as the Soli chip for the front radar, the square design of the rear cameras or that mobile phones will have 3D facial recognition . And now, Qualcomm has missed one of those details that make the difference.

Cristiano Amon , the CEO of Qualcomm , is very active in the events of its partners as it usually appears in the most important mobile presentations. He is also quite active in social networks, perhaps too much: today he has escaped the confirmation of Snapdragon 855 as a Google Pixel SoC. He deleted the tweet later, but Antonio Sabán was faster and captured it before disappearing .

The Google Pixel 4 will not equip the most powerful Qualcomm processor

Qualcomm confirma por error el procesador de los Pixel 4

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With the confirmation of Cristiano there is no doubt that the new Pixel are released with a certain lag in their key features . Since they will be a high range with all of the law, appearing at the end of the year with a top processor from the beginning of 2019 is not the best decision, especially since they will be quite expensive mobile. Having the Snapdragon 855+ within reach, the choice of Google can only be understood as a way to anticipate units so as to have them as soon as possible in stock.

The company may not have had time to equip the latest Snapdragon 855+ in its Google Pixel 4 , but this does not imply that mobile phones will offer much smaller benefits. Yes it is a comparative offense for the owners of the phone if one takes into account that up to 500 euros mobiles equip the aforementioned 855+ ( realme X2 Pro , for example). At the cost expected by the Pixel 4, it would be logical to have equipped them with the most powerful SoC today.

Then we leave you with all the filtered features of Google Pixel 4 . Remember that most are not official yet: this afternoon we will leave doubts.

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 eight-core.
  • RAM memory : 6 GB.
  • Storage
    • Internal: 64/128 GB.
    • SD card: no.
  • Screen .
    • Size: 5.7 inches OLED on the Pixel 4 // 6.3 inches OLED on the Pixel 4.
    • Resolution: FHD + on the Pixel 4 // QHD + on the Pixel 4 XL.
    • Others: 90 Hz refresh rate, Ambient EQ…
  • Rear camera.
    • Double: 12 Mpx Dual Pixel and 16 Mpx telephoto.
  • Front camera.
    • Double camera not confirmed.
    • 3D facial recognition.
  • Others:
    • Stereo speakers, Motion Sense (gestures in the air), Titan M safety module…
  • Battery: 2800 mAh on the Pixel 4 // 3700 mAh on the Pixel 4 XL. 18 W charger included.
  • System:
    • Android version: 10.
    • Security and system updates for 3 years.