Samsung Reveals New Wearable Chip Ahead Of Big Watch Launch
Samsung has unveiled the chip that will go into its next generation of smartwatches, a day before the devices themselves are officially launched.
The Exynos W920 wearable processor is billed as the first with an advanced 5-nanometer (nm) extreme ultra-violet (EUV) process node, which Samsung says will deliver both powerful and efficient performance. It is equipped with a built-in 4G LTE modem, two Arm Cortex-A55 cores, and an Arm Mali-G68 GPU.
Additionally, the new chip extends battery life by waking up a dedicated low-power processor instead of the main CPU under always-on display mode.
The W920 offers the performance next-generation wearables need, according to Harry Cho, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.
“Wearables like smartwatches are no longer just a cool gadget to have. They’re now a growing part of our lifestyles to keep you fit, safe and alert.
“With the Exynos W920, future wearables will be able to run applications with visually appealing user interfaces and more responsive user experiences while keeping you connected on the go with fast LTE,” he said.
The W920 will appear in the new Galaxy Watch 4 range, a joint effort between Samsung and Google, which is set to launch at tomorrow’s Galaxy Unpacked event.