Qualcomm announces 4nm Snapdragon W5 and W5+ Gen 1 SoC for wearables

19 July 2022
Oppo and Mobvoi will be the first to launch smartwatches with the new chipset.

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  • 26 Jul 2022

Leonidas, 22 Jul 2022So uninspiring, a 4nm refresh of 4100 and 4100+. Atleast pu... moreA702 is not good enough for you?

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    • Leonidas
    • XWN
    • 22 Jul 2022

    So uninspiring, a 4nm refresh of 4100 and 4100+. Atleast put an A510 on there.

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      • 21 Jul 2022

      K, 20 Jul 2022That is why google is developing fuchsia OS.Maybe... Someday... Some decades later... Or never lol. That system is only a test platform for Wear OS. So you can sit and wait while you get old.

      Still to be tested the Wear OS with W5+ battery life... Samsung 7 nm only last one day unless you start to put turn off things and use safe modes... Idem for Apple Watch 7. So wait and see the results. Of course, it should be better than with 4100+ But looking into Galaxy Watch 4 you can't expect a lot more unless Samsung Bloatware is making it really bad. So maybe Wear OS 3.0 is even more power hungry that the 2.0 version due to have more tracking opcions active to... yes make more money tracking you.

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        • 20 Jul 2022

        MobileGod, 20 Jul 2022All watch related posts are people whining about battery. W... moreBecause you want to track your sleep at night?

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          • AZY
          • 20 Jul 2022

          Is there any smart watch out there that support dual SIM calls? One of the reasons I did not buy a smart watch yet the lack of dual eSIM support so I cannot receive all my calls on the watch if I leave my dual SIM phone at home.

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            • gEt
            • 20 Jul 2022

            I got a question: Can anyone please explain what is meant by "China" wearable using the Gen 5 without the coprocessor?

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              • 20 Jul 2022

              Livius, 19 Jul 2022Wear OS is the worst OS possible. Drains the battery like h... moreThat is why google is developing fuchsia OS.

                naap51d, 20 Jul 2022I get about 3 1/4 days on my GW4. AOD off, wifi off, rotat... moreSo you got watch with all those features and you turn them off...
                Why not just get smartband that will last you week or two?

                Like if you use smartwatch/smart band as it supposed to work(notifications, health/sport monitor + other basic functions like stoper etc) what is the point of spending more money on it and then turn rest of those useless features off?

                  All watch related posts are people whining about battery. Why can't you just wear it throughout the day and charge it at night for a couple of hours?

                    JJKang, 20 Jul 2022to make 1nm or less It would take 3-5 years.Wear os will be ready for everyone once it reaches at least 1 week battery life. It means we shall wait for 3-5 years.

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                      • 20 Jul 2022

                      O S, 20 Jul 2022It should've been A55 instead of A53That's what I was talking about.

                        Duck of death, 19 Jul 2022What fantasy world are you living in where you can get anyw... moreI get about 3 1/4 days on my GW4. AOD off, wifi off, rotate wrist to wake off. (I turn a screwdriver for a living), tap to wake off, HR set to check every 10 minutes.
                        16 hours a day average use (wear at night, turn off after work until bedtime). I can't EVER see an apple watch getting anywhere near that range!

                          Daimon, 19 Jul 20224nm is not enough for "battery draining" wearos. ... moreto make 1nm or less It would take 3-5 years.

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                            • 20 Jul 2022

                            you have to suffer, 19 Jul 2022what do you want to expect? cortex x2 on a watch? that'... moreA55 is more energy efficient than A53, so less heat is generated and longer battery life is gained.
                            Also, M55+U55 are optimized for A55.

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                              • 20 Jul 2022

                              P C M, 19 Jul 2022Still using A53 ? Becoming MediaTek ???It should've been A55 instead of A53

                                Anonymous, 19 Jul 2022Well, it's the only competition for Apple. The rest ar... moreWhat fantasy world are you living in where you can get anywhere near 3 days on an iWatch? Samsung has delivered double battery life compared to anything Apple has sold since the first smartwatch out there. I get two days on my GW4C with all the bells and whistles enabled. Try that on something from Apple and you're scrambling for a charger before tea time on day one.

                                Enough of this brainwash nonsense that Apple is some sort of standard, thank you very much.

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                                  • 19 Jul 2022

                                  Livius, 19 Jul 2022Wear OS is the worst OS possible. Drains the battery like h... moreWhat's this nonsense about "Uncle Sam"?

                                  Do you think the US government really gives a hoot if Samsung uses Tizen of Wear OS?

                                  Jeez, you get all sorts in the woodwork.

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                                    • Anonymous
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                                    • 19 Jul 2022

                                    Livius, 19 Jul 2022Wear OS is the worst OS possible. Drains the battery like h... moreWell, it's the only competition for Apple. The rest are not really up to par. If it can get to three days of normal use, it'll sell well.

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                                      • 19 Jul 2022

                                      Pixel should of never went with Samsung.

                                        P C M, 19 Jul 2022Still using A53 ? Becoming MediaTek ???what do you want to expect? cortex x2 on a watch? that'll overheat inside the watch then burns the skin