Samsung particulars new smartwatch chip forward of Galaxy Watch 4 launch


Samsung has introduced the Exynos W920, a brand new processor designed for smartwatches and different wearables. The corporate says it’s the world’s first wearable-specific chip to be constructed on a 5nm course of, serving to enhance efficiency and effectivity.

The Exynos 920 has two Cortex-A55 cores and a Mali-G68 GPU. (For context, Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 888 has 4 Cortex-A55 cores which can be used for low-power duties.) Samsung is claiming 20 % higher CPU efficiency and ten occasions higher GPU efficiency than its earlier wearable chip. The W920 additionally features a Cortex-M55 processor that’s devoted to driving an always-on show, additional decreasing energy consumption.

We possible received’t have to attend too lengthy to see this chip utilized in a industrial machine. Samsung explicitly says that the Exynos W920 “helps a brand new unified wearable platform Samsung constructed collectively with Google, and shall be first utilized to the upcoming Galaxy Watch mannequin.”

That mannequin is sort of actually the extensively leaked Galaxy Watch 4 collection, which we’re anticipating to see break official cowl at Samsung’s Unpacked occasion on Wednesday. As Samsung mentions, the corporate has been working with Google on new smartwatch software program that mixes Tizen and Put on OS, and now we all know that it’ll be operating on new {hardware} as nicely. That ought to be excellent news, since efficiency has lengthy been an issue on Put on OS watches.



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