Samsung details new smartwatch chip ahead of Galaxy Watch 4 launch

Samsung announced the Exynos W920 processor, which is designed for smartwatches as well as other wearables. Samsung claims it is the first chip designed for wearables to be made on a 5nm process. This will improve efficiency and performance.Exynos 920 features two Cortex A55 cores and a Mali G68 GPU. For low-power tasks, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 high-end model has four Cortex A55 cores. Samsung claims 20 percent higher CPU performance and ten-fold better GPU performance than its predecessor wearable chip. Additionally, the W920 includes a Cortex M55 processor to drive an always-on display and reduce power consumption.This chip will likely be used in commercial devices within a short time. Samsung clearly states that the Exynos W920 supports the new unified platform Samsung created with Google. It will first be applied to the forthcoming Galaxy Watch model.This model is almost certain to be the widely leaked Galaxy Watch 4 series. We expect to see it break official cover at Samsungs Unpacked on Wednesday. Samsung mentioned that the company is working with Google to develop a new smartwatch software, which combines Tizen OS and Wear OS. Now we know it will be running on new hardware. This is good news since Wear OS watches have had poor performance for a long time.