Google Pixel Watch Reportedly Packs An Older Exynos Chipset

Google Pixel Watch chipset Exynos 9110

Google has been tight-lipped about most of the hardware specifications on its newly unveiled Pixel Watch, though some unofficial sources suggest that it may be equipped with a Samsung first-party Exynos chip. However, 9to5Google reports that the processor in question featured on the tech giant’s first-ever smartwatch may disappoint consumers.

According to the publication, one source said that the Pixel Watch is powered by the Exynos 9110. For those unfamiliar with it, Samsung first debuted the chip four years ago and was last featured on its own Galaxy Watch3, a smartwatch it launched back in 2020.

Google Pixel Watch chipset Exynos 9110
Image: Samsung

To be fair, the Exynos 9110 isn’t all that bad in terms of performance, as it is built on a 10nm process and features two Cortex-A53 cores. However, provided that this rumour is true, most would wonder why Google would opt for an outdated chip for its smartwatch debut. This is especially when Samsung had already updated its wearable-based chipset with last year’s Exynos W920, which debuted on the Galaxy Watch4 that launched around the same time.

And let’s not forget that the South Korean brand’s next flagship smartwatch, tentatively known as the Galaxy Watch5, is due to launch a couple of months after Google’s own. Which means that the company’s first smart wearable would again lag behind another generation in terms of processing hardware when compared to its collaborator‘s potentially upcoming device. Despite the gap, both devices will likely run on the current, if not latest, version of the Google-Samsung developed Wear OS platform. However, it remains to be seen whether the Exynos 9110 is capable of handling the refreshed operating system for wearables.

Google Pixel Watch Launch
Image: Google

Do keep in mind that this reported information is from an unofficial source, so there’s still a chance that it would end up being inaccurate. The Pixel Watch is slated to launch in fall 2022, so it will still be a while until Google is ready to officially fill everyone in with the smartwatch’s complete details.

(Source: 9to5Google)

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