06 January 2020
A new chipset apparently called the Snapdragon Wear 3300 is reportedly in the works. This is said to be based on the Snapdragon 429 processor which debuted in 2018. The details on the Snapdragon Wear 3300 found in a code commit indicates it to be the new Wear OS chipset.
The Snapdragon Wear 3300 is expected to offer the much-needed performance upgrade to the Wear OS smartwatches. This is not the only boost the Wear OS is getting as a possible acquisition of Fitbit by Google gives the Wear OS smartwatches another edge over others.
Currently, the wearable platform is the Snapdragon Wear 3100 and now we are hearing about a 3300, this suggests Qualcomm is taking a big jump and we may see some big upgrades as well. The Snapdragon Wear 3100 was fabricated on a 28nm process but the upcoming Wear 3300 is expected to be based on better fabrication and its origins are from Snapdragon 429, expect it to be fabricated on the 12nm process and more power-efficient and thus provide better battery life. It is expected to come paired with 1GB RAM.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 was introduced in mid-2018 as a 12nm chip with 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.95GHz.
Let’s see when the processor will make its way to the smartwatches.