the Google Pixel Watch is now official, although we don’t know too much about the details just yet. The rumor mill fills in some of those details, and the latest leak suggests the laptop will come with a four-year-old chipset.
According to sources speaking to 9to5Google, the smartwatch could be powered by a Samsung Exynos 9110 chipset, which debuted in 2018. This is the same chipset that powered Samsung’s first Galaxy Watch, which used Tizen OS for its software.
There were previous rumors that the smartwatch would be powered by a Samsung chipset, but it was also speculated that Google might use the Exynos W920 that the Galaxy Watch 4 works on.
Tested and approved
We don’t yet know for sure which components the Pixel Watch uses, or why this decision may have been made, but the fact that the smartwatch has been in development for so long might have something to do with it.
Presumably the choice to go with the Exynos 9110 was made a while ago. While new chipsets are now available, adding them to the Pixel Watch may well have pushed its launch even further (we suspect it will appear alongside the Google Pixel 7 in October).
The Exynos 9110 is a 10nm chipset which has similar performance levels to the less efficient 12nm Snapdragon 4100+ chipset. Samsung’s W920 chipset claims almost 20% increased performance and better graphics performance than its predecessor.
Analysis: Google is courting developers
One of the main reasons Google introduced the Pixel Watch so early is to woo developers: the more excitement around the device and the more coders working on wearable apps, the better it will be. ‘is. Google also probably wanted to put an end to the endless speculation about the device.
Giving all of us a preview of the device during Google IO 2022 was definitely a bright spot for Google, sending a positive note that Google is busy doing something worth the wait – and good enough to take on the Apple Watch.
Now, if the smartwatch does indeed come with the older Exynos chipset, it may hint that Google has something else in store: perhaps a Pixel Watch Pro or Plus that could come with a newer chipset and better battery life. the battery (after all, if we look back at the unveiling, we didn’t get much info on the watch at all).
All the company showed off was how well the smartwatch works with the company’s new and upcoming software features – no specs or features were revealed. Perhaps we should take this to mean that there are still surprises in store.