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Qualcomm Reveals New Chip for Smartwatches

Qualcomm has announced a new processor particularly for wearables, ‘The SmartWatch’. Till now, the smartwatch was powered by the processor which was built for Smartphone’s and tablets and that processor was powered by the Snapdragon 400 system-on-chip. Qualcomm wants the processor of the smartwatch to be unique and separate from its kind and want to replace the old processor built for Smartphone’s and tablets with the newly announced Snapdragon Wear 2100 which is built particularly for the smartwatch. The Snapdragon Wear 2100 is very slim, as rumored it is 30% slim and smaller than the Snapdragon 400 system-on-chip and it also consumes 25% less battery when compared to the 400. To make the smartwatch even better, the Qualcomm will include an LTE modem, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth for a very quick connectivity.

Qualcomm Reveals New Chip for Smartwatches

Qualcomm Reveals New Chip for Smartwatches
Qualcomm Reveals New Chip for Smartwatches

Apart from all these things Qualcomm has also announced the first commercial gigabit LTE modem: the X16, for cellular devices, which is going to hit the market soon enough. It is a tad difficult to get the gigabit connection on cellular carriers LTE networks in the US as per the given speed. The X16 is built in such a manner which will be very fast in the coming future. With this X16 you can easily get 1GBps speed and which is more than enough to live stream virtual reality content and a quick download of HD movies, in a place like flight also. This technology will sure whoop in the future and the X16 is capable of combining with four separate LTE connections.

QUALCOMM’s has also announced a variety of chips which are from high to mid range and they are Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425 chips. These chips can be expected to hit the market in the next half year. The ARM’s Cortex-A53 CPU which is being used, from quite a long time, Qualcomm will also use the same and have also experimented on the connection and imaging capabilities. These chips will definitely whoop the current cellular carriers.