Last week at I/O 2022, Google officially announced the Pixel Watch, only confirming its design and some of the features this watch will have when it launches at the end of the year alongside the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7. Pro.
During the presentation of the first Google Watch, we wanted to know some of the technical specifications, but a a recent leak revealed the Pixel Watch chip
The Pixel Watch would carry an Exynos 9110
A reliable source from 9to5Google reported that the Pixel Watch has the chip inside Samsung Exynos 9110which is neither more nor less than the same processor used in the first Samsung Galaxy Watch launched in 2018.
This means that the Pixel Watch would ship a processor from four years agowhile most of us expected Google to bet on Samsung’s latest wearable chip, the Exynos W920 released in the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 launched last year.
The chip Exynos 9110 is built in 10nm with two cores Cortex-A53, being more efficient than the 12nm Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ but less powerful and less efficient than the 5nm Exynos W920 and Corex-A55 cores. According to Samsung, the Exynos W920 is 20% more powerful and offers ten times better graphics performance than its predecessor, the Exynos 9110.
If the Pixel Watch is confirmed to use the Exynos 9110, we’ll have to see the battery life and how smooth and fast it is compared to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Perhaps the company trusts the Wear OS 3.1 optimization for its first watch to claim performance and autonomy with a processor from four years ago.
It’s unclear whether Google will have used the Exynos 9110 as is or created a custom chip based on this Samsung chip like it did with its Google Tensor based on another older Samsung processor. Maybe that old Samsung chip is powered by a coprocessor.
Through | 9to5Google