This is an Exynos W920 processor and will be used in the Galaxy Watch 4.

South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung Electronics has announced its new wearable processor, the Exynos W920, which includes an LTE modem and is the first in the industry to use an advanced 5-nanometer (nm) process using deep ultraviolet radiation (EUV).

It is said to offer the powerful and efficient performance required for the next generation of wearable devices. Samsung will use this in its upcoming Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatches, which will feature a new unified wearable platform that the company has co-developed with Google.

More responsive user interface

The new chip has two ARM Cortex-A55 cores and an ARM Mali-G68 GPU that improves performance by about 20%.

With updated cores and improved performance, the Exynos W920 can deliver faster application launches and a more engaging interactive 3D graphical user interface (GUI) on a qHD (960×540) device display, Samsung says.

The Exynos W920 is also equipped with a Cortex-M55 low power display processor that reduces power consumption in an always-on display mode for wearable devices, a 4G LTE Cat.4 modem, and supports a Global Navigation Satellite System. (GNSS) L1 for better tracking of speed, distance, and locations.

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According to Harry Cho, vice president of marketing for LSI systems at Samsung Electronics, “With the Exynos W920, future wearables will be able to run applications with a visually appealing user interface and a more responsive user experience, while keeping you connected.”

The Exynos W920 also allows smartwatches to accommodate larger batteries and a sleeker design.

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