Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 5100 and Wear 5100+ specifications leak with GPU improvements and promises of better battery life
The Snapdragon Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+ are almost two years old at this point, but Qualcomm is yet to announce replacements. While there had been rumours about successors, these dried up months ago. However, WinFuture has now provided several relevant details about both the Wear 5100 and Wear 5100+.
Purportedly, both Samsung will manufacture both SoCs on 4 nm nodes. Theoretically, the Wear 5100 and Wear 5100+ should be more power-efficient than their 12 nm predecessors. Qualcomm has persisted with the ARM Cortex-A53 cores found in the Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+. For some reason, Qualcomm has not even overclocked the Cortex-A53 cores, which remain at 1.7 GHz.
Qualcomm has switched to LPDDR4x RAM though; the Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+ only mustered LPDDR3 RAM. Future Wear OS smartwatches should launch with 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM, too. Additionally, Qualcomm has swapped out the Adreno 504 in the Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+ for an Adreno 720. Most Adreno 720 details remain unknown, but the GPU can boost to 700 MHz, over double the Adreno 504's peak frequency.
Moreover, both SoCs support up to 16 MP primary and 13 MP secondary cameras. The Wear 5100+ will include a QCC5100 co-processor based on the ARM Cortex-M55 as well, unlike the Wear 5100. Unfortunately, it remains unclear when Qualcomm will announce the Wear 5100 or Wear 5100+, let alone when they will begin shipping in upcoming Wear OS smartwatches.