In a fresh teaser on Qualcomm’s Twitter account, a glimpse of the “coming soon” next generation of wearable SoCs is shown.
New co-processors for sensor input and sound processing are added in the Snapdragon Wear 4100+, the most current version of which is manufactured on a 12nm technology. Improvements in battery life and performance were made possible by the use of this SoC.
We can’t wait to see what the next generation of the Qualcomm Wear Platform has in store. This time around, we’re hoping for a Snapdragon Wear 2100 (5nm)-style SoC from Qualcomm, but the future of wearable computing is still up in the air. This may be a sign of Google’s increasing interest in Wear OS, since many Wear OS devices before to version 3.0 were powered by Snapdragon Wear Platforms. ‘
The only thing we know for sure is that Qualcomm is releasing a new wearable chip. Until Qualcomm makes a formal announcement, we don’t know which OEMs will be using it, when it will come on the market, or what its specifications will be.