Today Qualcomm carried raps of its next wearable chipset family, the Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+. These appear to be based on the Snapdragon 429 Mobile SoC, based on the model numbers of the chips contained.
The Snapdragon Wear 4100+ includes the main SoC for low-power states, Always-On (AON) co-processors, as well as PMIC, modem / GPS and Wi-Fi / Bluetooth for RFM, and RFFE. The Snapdragon Wear 4100 (sans “+”) does not have an AON co-processor. Otherwise, both are the same.
The Wear 4100+ is built on a 12nm process and features a 1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 504 GPU, 750 MHz LPDDR3 memory and support for EMMC 4.5 storage, along with support for up to 16 MP Dual. CDP. Cameras. Yes, on cameras, webrables. We are not sure why, but perhaps new products in the pipeline will surprise us.
The Ware 4100+ is designed to deliver 85% better performance than the Ware 3100, while the 4G LTE modem, also based on 12nm process technology, now features a dedicated DSP, low power, and Cat 4 supports LTE and dual antennas.
There is an improved AON co-processor, which extends battery life and can now show 64K colors (compared to the Wear 313). It can also handle continuous heart rate and sleep monitoring, step counting, alarms, timers and haptics and has a rapid tilt-to-wake response.
The Ware 4100 family has Wi-Fi A / B / G / N and Bluetooth 5.0, which reduces power consumption by about 25%. This platform is intended for use with Google’s Wear OS as well as the open source version of it. Qualcomm has revealed that the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 is going to be powered by the new chip soon, as well as a new Sunto wearable, while imoo will launch the Z6 Ultra Kids smartwatch using the Wear 4100 within the next 30 days.