Qualcomm has teased announcing a new Snapdragon chipset for Wear OS smartwatches. On an official Twitter account, the company has posted a teaser to launch a new chipset. To be true, Wear OS watches at this moment need a new processor that completes the need of end users, and Qualcomm is readying the launch. The company for Google’s watch platform has already released three chips.
In 2016, when we knew Wear OS as Android Wear, the processor company launched Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset. Later, it introduced Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip with improved performance with its additional co-processor.
After 2020, we witnessed Snapdragon Wear 4100 & Wear 4100+ chipsets in the market. It changed the game for Wear OS by boosting its speed and improving battery performance. The irony is, very few watches took advantage of these chipsets. We have seen these processors on TicWatch Pro 3, Pro 3 Ultra, and Fossil Gen 6.
Now with the upcoming 12nm chipset, Qualcomm wants to change the game in the wearable market. The technical specifications for the processor are yet to come to light. We assume the new chip will enhance the speed, battery optimization, and app support for the hardware.
What the Galaxy Watch 4 series achieved in one year, other Wear OS watches still has to achieve. Samsung’s Watch 4 is running on a home-grown chip. We can bait on the next Qualcomm chip to change the overall market of Google’s Wear OS.