A deliberate Motorola-branded Put on OS smartwatch with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor might have leaked (via 9to5Google). If the images are actual and never simply renders, it may very well be an indication that the following Moto 360 (or no matter it’s known as) may carry out considerably higher than the final, and will reap among the effectivity positive factors introduced by the leap from a 28nm course of to a 12nm one.

The 2019 Moto 360 used a Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, which was solely a minor update to 2016’s 2100. Regardless of Qualcomm’s claims that the brand new(ish) 4100 has an 85 p.c sooner CPU, two-and-a-half occasions sooner GPU, and 25 p.c extra battery life, it looks as if there’s only one watch on the market that truly has the chip.

The picture that reveals the potential watch (and which additionally appears to indicate a wi-fi charging coil) was present in an investor presentation alongside three different smartwatches. The unnamed watch has some textual content on the again, and when Reddit person TheMacJezza zoomed and enhanced, they noticed that it appeared to say “Snapdragon Wear 4100.” I’m no logician, however that would appear to suggest that this Thriller Moto has a Snapdragon Put on 4100 in it (particularly contemplating that the present Moto 360 has its processor identify printed on the again as properly).

The unnamed Motorola watch, with some distinction tweaks.
Picture: u/ThemacJezza

Motorola doesn’t truly make Moto-branded smartwatches itself. The identify was licensed to an organization known as eBuyNow, which released the third-generation Moto 360 in 2019. eBuyNow later merged with one other firm known as CE Manufacturers, according to 9to5Google, which earlier reported on an investor presentation containing particulars of the Moto-branded {hardware} roadmap for 2021.

Correction: This text beforehand implied Moto-branded smartwatches have been nonetheless made by Motorola; it has been up to date to mirror that the model is licensed out. The Verge regrets the error.



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