Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. unveiled the latest additions to the company’s suite of premium wearable platforms, Snapdragon® W5+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon W5 Gen 1. These platforms are designed to advance ultra-low power and breakthrough performance for next-generation connected wearables with a focus on extended battery life, premium user experiences and sleek, innovative designs. By using these platforms, manufacturers can scale, differentiate and develop products faster in the continuously growing and segmenting wearables industry.
New enhancements to the flagship Snapdragon W5+ platform offer 50% lower power, 2X higher performance, 2X richer features and 30% smaller size compared to our previous generation, enabling wearable manufacturers to deliver the differentiated experiences consumers demand. Based on the hybrid architecture, the purpose-built platform is comprised of a 4nm-based system-on-chip and 22nm-based highly integrated always-on co-processor. It incorporates a series of platform innovations including new ultra-low power Bluetooth® 5.3 architecture, low power islands for Wi-Fi, GNSS, Audio and low power states such as Deep Sleep and Hibernate.
Qualcomm Technologies also announced two reference designs from Compal and Pegatron, which showcase the capabilities of the platform as well as their collaboration with ecosystem partners, helping customers develop products faster.