Samsung Exynos W920 is the world's first 5nm processor for wearables

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Forward-looking: As Samsung works on the next generation of wearables, the company has announced the new Exynos W920. Based on Samsung's 5nm EUV process node, the Exynos chip will feature two Arm Cortex CPU cores and an Arm Mali GPU, improving CPU performance by 20% and graphics performance by as much as 900% over its predecessor.

The Samsung Exynos W920 is the industry's first 5nm processor for wearables, packing two Arm Cortex-A55 cores and an Arm Mali-G68 GPU to power the next generation of devices using qHD displays (960×540). Moreover, it will come with a built-in 4G LTE Cat 4 modem and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) L1, offering the connectivity and tracking capacities these devices need.

"Wearables like smartwatches are no longer just a cool gadget to have. They're now a growing part of our lifestyles to keep you fit, safe and alert," said Harry Cho, VP of System LSI marketing at Samsung. "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."

Unlike its predecessors, the Exynos W920 will include a dedicated Arm Cortex-M55 to handle the low-power display, reducing power consumption when always-on-display is enabled.

To fit inside wearables, Samsung had to consider size when designing the Exynos W920, creating the smallest package currently available in the market, allowing device manufacturers to create thinner and more compact designs or use the extra space for a large battery.

The chip's reduced dimensions were achieved using the fan-out panel level packaging (FO-PLP) technique and a system-in-package-embedded package on package (SiP-ePoP) configuration. With this, the power management IC (PMIC), LPDDR4 memory and the embedded multimedia card (eMMC) are all enveloped in the same package.

Made in partnership with Google, the Exynos W920 supports a new unified wearable platform that will debut in the next generation Galaxy Watch. The Galaxy Watch 4 is expected to make an appearance later this week at the Galaxy Unpacked event.

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NeoMorpheus

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Samsung/Google to Qualcomm...

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VitalyT

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to create thinner and more compact designs or use the extra space for a large battery

Thanks, I already got my "smartwatch"...

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You can buy these on Amazon - they are cheap...

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Mr Majestyk

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Galaxy watch 4 may be the first smartwatch I'm interested in, but I'll probably wait another gen or two now that google is taking it seriously again and Samsung Exynos no longer sucks. it will only get better quite quickly too IMO.
 

NeoMorpheus

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Galaxy watch 4 may be the first smartwatch I'm interested in, but I'll probably wait another gen or two now that google is taking it seriously again and Samsung Exynos no longer sucks. it will only get better quite quickly too IMO.

There are rumors of a pixel watch this year, but who knows.
 

NeoMorpheus

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Refuse to buy Google hardware, usually crap quality like it has been since the Nexus days, but hose were cheap devices, now we pay premium for cheap quality.
The way I see it, cheap quality with great software experience, great hardware with bloatware up the wazoo or gold cage that is apple.

pick your poison.
 

Watzupken

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Refuse to buy Google hardware, usually crap quality like it has been since the Nexus days, but hose were cheap devices, now we pay premium for cheap quality.
I feel the Nexus tablet was pretty decent for the price they ask for in the past. But I do agree that generally, Google releases poor quality hardware for the high price they are asking for.
 

Mr Majestyk

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I feel the Nexus tablet was pretty decent for the price they ask for in the past. But I do agree that generally, Google releases poor quality hardware for the high price they are asking for.
Yeah Nexus was good until Nexus 9 came out and that was the beginning of the end for Google quality. Once LG got involved it all went downhill as prices soared. Also I'll never forgive Google for ruining my Nexus 7 tablet with OS update. Thousands of people ended up with paperweights that made them unusable. Not even using custom ROM could fix them. Google refused to acknowledge issue and ignored the problem.
 

NeoMorpheus

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Yeah Nexus was good until Nexus 9 came out and that was the beginning of the end for Google quality. Once LG got involved it all went downhill as prices soared. Also I'll never forgive Google for ruining my Nexus 7 tablet with OS update. Thousands of people ended up with paperweights that made them unusable. Not even using custom ROM could fix them. Google refused to acknowledge issue and ignored the problem.
I will say, I am typing this on an ipad pro, because after 3 Nexus tablets and one HP Touchpad (sorry WebOS, you were awesome and deserved better) I simply had enough.

Why I dont have an iphone? Well, ios is beyond insane, censorship and control wise. But if sideloading is ever allowed, I will be dumping android.
 
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