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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SShock, 19 Jul 2022Main issue is not the chipset, it's Google's lack... moreWear OS is the worst OS possible. Drains the battery like hell. They can come up even with a 1nm CPU, it will still not make a huge difference. But I guess it will never change. Sammy should have used Tizen OS not this crap. But they want to be on the good side of Uncle Sam.

    Daimon, 19 Jul 20224nm is not enough for "battery draining" wearos. ... moreYou have no idea what you're talking about, do you ?

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      • Anonymous
      • amn
      • 19 Jul 2022

      It's a good step in the right direction. The smaller size could allow for more sensors or a larger battery. If Fitbit use this then you could get 10+ days of life which I think would satisfy most people. I'd say 2 weeks is the sweet spot.

        Sounds promising. Anyone know if Mobvoi has a trade-in program for their TicWatches? I like my 3 Pro but it does feel sluggish at times and not sure if Wear OS 3 will fix that.

          It's a shame that the Pixel Watch won't have this chip smh.

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            • Anonymous
            • 8s1
            • 19 Jul 2022

            samsung or tsmc?

              • Yext
              • 6mM
              • 19 Jul 2022

              That naming makes no sense at all and it's already confusing. Imagine later generations ..

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                • Chixby
                • a34
                • 19 Jul 2022

                Cortex, 19 Jul 2022Hopefully Galaxy Watch 6 will use this processor, and be ab... moreNope buddy
                They'll use exynos sh!t with 1 day battery life once again

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                  • Anonymous
                  • rKX
                  • 19 Jul 2022

                  Stock Android, 19 Jul 2022Qualcomm needs to come up with a good naming system. Totally agree, should've named them PizzaTobey+ instead

                    Cortex, 19 Jul 2022Hopefully Galaxy Watch 6 will use this processor, and be ab... moreI'd take 1.5 days at the minute. 😂

                      Hopefully Galaxy Watch 6 will use this processor, and be able to survive for at least 3 days.

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                        • Tyfyh
                        • 3nd
                        • 19 Jul 2022

                        One would think that "can provide up to 50% longer battery life" after previous -50% after previous -50% after previous -50% etc.. - would be enough for the same battery to last at least a MONTH! But not, you will have to charge it once or twice a week!

                          4nm is not enough for "battery draining" wearos.
                          Should be 1nm or less.

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                            • XWV
                            • 19 Jul 2022

                            Still using A53 ?
                            Becoming MediaTek ???

                              Main issue is not the chipset, it's Google's lack of interest to make WearOS less crappy... Also, how many updates have WearOS users got? One and then Google dumped them? Meanwhile Apple Watch users get at least 3 years of major updates and while battery life is so-so, the experience is still amazing. I never see anyone really excited or happy with WearOS watch.

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                                • Anonymous
                                • upi
                                • 19 Jul 2022

                                Hopefully now WearOS watches can compete well with those iwatches!
                                I hope to see at least 2 days battery life with moderate use!

                                  Qualcomm needs to come up with a good naming system.

                                    Oh wow. Waiting for Fossil gen 7