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Google Pixel Watch to rely on a Samsung built custom SoC as numerous marketing images leak

Google's first smartwatch will be called the Pixel Watch. (Image source: Job Prosser)
Google's first smartwatch will be called the Pixel Watch. (Image source: Job Prosser)
Marketing assets for the Pixel Watch have leaked, Google's first smartwatch. The assets confirm the smartwatch's design with its near bezel-less display and its name. The Pixel Watch is tipped to rely on a custom SoC manufactured by Samsung, too.

Jon Prosser leaked renders of the Pixel Watch roughly eight months ago, as we reported at the time. In the intervening period, Google unveiled the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, but not its inaugural smartwatch. Wear OS 3 has arrived to an extent too, albeit only in the form of Samsung's One UI Watch.

More recently, Business Insider and The Verge claimed that the Pixel Watch was still on the cards, attracting criticism from Prosser. In response, the leaker has published what he claims are marketing assets, embedded above and below. Allegedly, Prosser has captured these from a leaked video. Unfortunately, we have no way of verifying this information at this time.

Based on Prosser's images, the Pixel Watch's display appears to wrap around a physical button, possibly a digital crown of sorts. Additionally, one asset showing Google Maps on-screen makes it seem like the Pixel Watch has practically no bezels. The display has a subtle curve as well, akin to recent Apple Watch Series devices.

Incidentally, Max Weinbach asserts that the Pixel Watch contains a custom SoC, mirroring the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Unsurprisingly, Samsung is manufacturing the smartwatch SoC, suggesting that it could be a customised Exynos W920, the 5 nm chip powering the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. The Pixel Watch is expected to arrive sometime next year.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-12- 6 (Update: 2021-12- 6)