Samsung Exynos W920 chip

Samsung announced the Exynos W920 chip, which it says is the first wearable chip to be built with the 5-nanometer (nm) extreme ultra-violet (EUV) process node. The company intends to use it for its future wearable devices, such as the rumored Galaxy Watch 4.

Samsung’s New Exynos W920 5nm Chip

The chip has an integrated LTE modem, two Cortex-A55 cores, and a Mali-G68 GPU. That GPU promises ten times better graphics performance than its predecessor, which could make interfaces and graphics looks substantially better on future wearables.

That 5nm process allows the company to make a smaller chip with more power, which is really the goal of all chip makers.

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It also features a Cortex-M55 processor that will power always-on displays, which are a great feature to have in a smartwatch or other wearable device.

Harry Cho, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics, spoke about future wearables and said, “With the Exynos W920, future wearables will be able to run applications with visually appealing user interfaces and more responsive user experiences while keeping you connected on the go with fast LTE.”

Samsung also pointed out that the “Exynos W920 supports a new unified wearable platform Samsung built jointly with Google, and will be first applied to the upcoming Galaxy Watch model.” That all but confirms the existence of the Galaxy Watch 4, which leaked last month and is expected to be announced at the company’s Unpacked event on August 11, 2021. It also confirms that the partnership between Samsung and Google designed to bring the best of Wear OS and Tizen together is indeed happening.

All Will Be Revealed Soon

While Samsung is teasing us with the announcement of a new 5nm chip, the big news will come on August 11 at the Galaxy Unpacked event when the company spills the beans on future foldable phones, a smartwatch, and whatever else it has in store for us.

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