Qualcomm recently pulled the curtain back on its Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform series, designed for use in next-generation smartwatches. The series comprises two SoCs, the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ and Snapdragon Wear 4100.
The Snapdragon Wear 4100+ is undoubtedly the hero product of the two, loaded with all the latest wearable features Qualcomm has to offer. Off the bat, the Wear 4100+ includes a new high-performance, 12nm SoC that encompasses the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Modem. Moreover, it also utilises a new Always On (AON) ultra-lower power co-processor that is designed to handle a wearable’s display, sensors, maps, and time.
Specs-wise, the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ houses a quad-core A53 CPU, Qualcomm’s Adreno 504 GPU, 750MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and dual ISPs with support for up to 16MP cameras. By comparison, Qualcomm says that it’s new wearable chipset is designed to deliver 85% more performance than its last-generation Wear 3100. That currently powers the Suunto 7. For connectivity, the SoC only supports up to 4G LTE and Cat 4/3/1 and up to dual antennas.
Qualcomm says that its new Snapdragon 4100 series SOCs are already available and is being shipped out to all the semiconductor maker’s partner. As always, the new Snapdragon Wear 4100 series supports both Android Open Source Platform (AOSP) and Google’s Wear OS platform.
(Source: Qualcomm // Image: Wareable)