Snapdragon Wear 5100: the SoC that will equip the next connected watches

With the notable exception of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 , most smartwatches on the market are powered by Qualcomm chips.

The most recent models of watches have a Snapdragon Wear 4100 or 4100+ SoC.

News reports say that the American company is working a chip called “SW5100” which will again be available in two variants, Wear 5100 and Wear 5100+.

SoCs for watches will be made using 4 nm process

WinFuture has revealed information that these chips will be made by Samsung.

The Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ are manufactured on the 12 nm process, while the older SoC Wear 3100, dated 2018, wade using 28 nm process.

New reports say that the two Snapdragon Wear 5100 and 5100+ chips will have four ARM Cortex-A53 cores.

The CPU would be clocked at 1.7 GHz against 2 GHz for the Wear 5100 Plus. On the other hand, the chips would inherit an Adreno 702 GPU clocked at 700 MHz instead of the Adreno 504. On the other hand, these SoCs would support up to 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, where the Wear 5100s are limited to LPDDR3, as well as eMMC 5.1 memory and no longer just eMMC 4.55

In terms of connectivity, WinFuture announces Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 5 GHz (802.11c) and LTE. The SoCs would be able to manage two sensors, one of 16 MP and one of 13 MP.

A coprocessor for the Snadragon 5100+
IThe Snapdragon 5100+ would adopt a so-called MEP ( Molded Embedded Package ) structure in which the SoC and the PMIC ( Power Management IC ) are integrated into a single box.

The Snadragon 5100, on the other hand, would feature a so-called MLP ( Molded Laser Package ) design where they are separated.