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Qualcomm to Launch New Smartwatch Chipset in September

Credit: Qualcomm

Update 13/08/2018: The author of this article stands corrected on the fact that Qualcomm has had another smartwatch processor made since 2016 –  the Snapdragon Wear 2500 which has been produced for kids smartwatches and has been revealed at MWC Shanghai this year

 

Though Qualcomm is not sharing much concerning the press event they will be holding on September 10, we do know they will launch something that is related to smartwatches.

We have not seen a new processor that powers smartwatches coming from the company since 2016 when they launched the Qualcomm 2100 chip, which has been the standard for all Android watches from there on.

Thanks the company’s official invites for an event they will be holding this September, we can safely say that the odds of them releasing a wearable chip are high.

The invite shows a rendition of a smartwatch that displays the temperature in San Francisco, with the text “It’s Time” above it.

The general consensus is that a new chipset is on the way, and it definitely is about time, since the Wear 2100 was a little behind even at the time of its launch. Hopefully a new chip will mean increased performance as well, in addition to a desperately needed battery life upgrade, especially for any future wearables that will come around in the next few months.

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