Snapdragon Wear 3100 smartwatch Qualcomm introduces

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As previously announced, Qualcomm has renewed its offering for premium smartwatch designers. The new chipset is called Snapdragon Wear 3100. It replaces the Snapdragon Wear 2100.

An interview of one of the managers of work at Qualcomm around connected objects unveiled, in May, the arrival in the second half of 2018 of a new chipset for a smartwatch in the range Snapdragon Wear Qualcomm.

This chipset is called Snapdragon Wear 3100. As expected, it is a successor to Snapdragon Wear 2100 and it addresses the premium market of connected watches.

Snapdragon Wear 3100

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The Snapdragon Wear 3100 is, as explained last May, a chipset developed from the beginning for connected watches and not an adaptation of a component initially intended for smartphones.

However, the main elements of the chipset are taken from the Snapdragon Wear 2100, whether Cortex cores, the GPU and even the modem. You may feel that you are reading the same features as the Snapdragon Wear 2100 here.

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The Snapdragon Wear 3100 is engraved in 28 nm of four Cortex-A7, 32-bit application. The graphics processor is an Adreno 304. It is compatible with LPDDR3 RAM arrays and clocked up to 400 MHz.

The modem is a Snapdragon X5 compatible LTE category 4. It also supports Bluetooth 4.1 signals (with Aqstic codec), WiFi n, NFC (sensor supplied by NXP of course) and GPS (compatible Beidou, Glonass and Galileo).

Snapdragon Wear 3100 Display:

The chipset is capable of handling screens displaying VGA (640 x 480) images at up to 60 frames per second, which will be more than enough for a smartwatch screen that typically displays 320 x 320 pixels.

There is obviously no mention of photosensors since the watches are not (yet?) Equipped. The Snapdragon Wear 3100 obviously works on Google’s Wear OS. Also, note that the presence of an LTE connection is optional.


However, Qualcomm states in the presentation of this product developed for the purposes of this component. So, recycling or not? From our point of view, the truth is between the two.

Although the technologies used here are not new, Qualcomm has probably achieved exclusive optimizations. The subsystem dedicated to energy management.

It is called PMW3100 and it manages the signals LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, etc.PMW3100 reduces the power consumption of the chipset when it receives wireless signals.

Support for Extended Battery Life:

The promise of Qualcomm to this component is simple: more interaction with the system, more customization for manufacturers (thanks to specific usage modes such as sports) and better autonomy system that can go up to 2 days with a 450 mAh battery.

Depending on the mode, this autonomy can go down to 15 hours. An offer that already seems to appeal to some brands, especially in the field of luxury and traditional watchmaking: Fossil, Louis Vuitton and Montblanc.

Their first products could arrive before the end of the year. And why not in October with Pixels?

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