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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon W5 and W5 +, the new smartwatch chips

Qualcomm Technologies announces new wearable chips Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 e Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1. The new processors promise to double the performance of smartwatches and increase the duration of autonomy by 50%. Oppo e Mobvoi launch the first smartwatches that use the new technology. But another 25 models are already in the works.

Qualcomm lancia Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 e W5+ Gen 1

According to Qualcomm, the new platform for werable really promises to revolutionize the market. In fact the model W5 +, the most powerful, it should guarantee smartwatches up to double the current performance.

Also increase requires 50% less energy, ensuring a longer battery life. The nanometer technology also turns out 30% smaller, allowing for thinner and lighter smartwatches. Plus, they will double the number of features you can use on your device.

Another interesting novelty is the arrival of the Bluetooth low power 5.3, as well as better WiFi connectivity e GNSS, ensuring greater autonomy without compromising connectivity. It will also become possible to hibernate and put in Deep Sleep devices, increasing the battery.

Google’s wearable managers were also present at the announcement event, explaining how the new chip will multiply the potential of Wear OS. Furthermore, Oppo assured that the Watch 3 due out in August will use W5 Gen 1while Mobvoi explained that the version W5+ Gen 1 will be on the next TicWatch coming in the fall.

Qualcomm also presented the two new reference designs, Compal e Pegatron, which show all the possibilities of the new platform. For more information, you can visit this site.

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