Samsung’s new 5-nanometer chip is designed for smartwatches


Samsung has discovered Exynos W920, a new processor designed specifically for smartphones and wearables. It has an integrated LTE modem and is the first chip designed to be carried to be made on a 5-nanometer EUV (extremely ultraviolet) process, according to Samsung.

The new chip has two Cortex-A55 cores, a Mali-G68 GPU and a Cortex-M55 processor designed for always-on displays that is designed to reduce power consumption. The company claims to offer a 20 percent improvement in CPU performance and a tenfold increase in GPU compared to the latest wearable chip. It is also “the smallest package currently available on the wearable market,” it states.

In its press release, Samsung explicitly wrote that “the Exynos W920 supports a new unique wearable platform that Samsung has built together with Google, and will first apply to the upcoming Galaxy Watch model.” There is no doubt that it will be the Galaxy Watch 4 leaked last month, and is expected to be released tomorrow at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event.

Samsung will also likely unveil its latest smartwatch software that marries Tizen and Wear OS, developed together with Google. We expect navigation changes, new tiles for third-party applications, improved battery efficiency, improved health and fitness monitoring, and a more open interface.

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