An important detail about the Pixel Watch has emerged. According to a report by 9To5Google, Google Pixel Watch will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9110 SoC. For the uninitiated, the Exynos 9110 SoC was launched by Samsung in 2018, with the first Galaxy Watch. The dual-core chipset is built on a dated 10nm architecture. It is worth mentioning that the Galaxy Watch 3 released in 2020 and the Galaxy Watch Active 2 are both equipped with the Exynos 9110 SoC.
Samsung’s latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 4, comes with the Exynos W920 processor. Since the Pixel Watch will feature Samsung’s older smartwatch, it must be in development before the new Samsung chipset is launched, i.e. in August 2021. Although the processor is a bit outdated, the smartwatch takes supports Fitbit-like health tracking, Google Assistant, and Google Maps. Google also says it can be used as a remote for multiple Google Home devices. The price of the Google Pixel Watch should surface in the coming days.
It is important to mention that Samsung has launched a new and improved chipset called Exynos W920, and the Galaxy Watch 4 runs on it. It is built on a 5nm architecture, features dual Arm Cortex-A55 cores for power-efficient heavy processing, and improves CPU performance by up to 20% over its predecessor. Apart from the powerful CPU, Exynos W920 will feature an Arm Mali-G68 GPU which improves the graphics performance of the chipset by 10 times. Samsung mentions that the upgraded processor and GPU allow for faster app launches and an interactive “eye-catching 3D GUI” on the Galaxy Watch’s qHD display.
In related news, Google teased smartphones during its I/O 2022. During the annual event, Google revealed the design of the upcoming smartphones, which is very similar to renders that appeared recently. Apart from that, Google also revealed a major spoiler regarding Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Although the company didn’t reveal much, it did confirm that both smartphones will be powered by the second generation Google Tensor chipset. Last month, well-known tipster @Shadow_Leak leaked specs for the Pixel 7 Pro. According to the leakster, the smartphone is codenamed “Panther”.