In addition to the Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 processors, Qualcomm also launched the Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform targetted at kid’s smartwatches at the MWC 2018 Shanghai event. In comparison to its predecessor (Snapdragon Wear 2100), Snapdragon Wear 2500’s battery performance (battery life) is increased by 14%. In this post, we are pitting Snapdragon 2500 Vs 2100 to understand the key differences.
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Snapdragon Wear 2500 Specifications
The Snapdragon Wear 2500 comprises of a quad-core A7 processor with an Adreno GPU supporting 5 million cameras to help parents and children make video calls. At the same time, the platform also integrates Qualcomm voice activation and supports AI voice assistance. In addition, the platform also integrates NFC functionality.
As per the official preliminary specifications (not comprehensive), below are the key specifications:
ULP (Ultra-Low-Power) sensor hub working with InvenSense sensors
1. Snapdragon Wear 2500 Has Better Cellular Connectivity
As per the official disclosure, the Snapdragon Wear 2500 SiP (System-In-Package) platform/wearable processor integrates 5th Generation LTE Modem providing more upload and download speed than the Cat. 4 LTE specifications.
2. Snapdragon Wear 2500 SiP Integrates More Safety Features
Apart from integrating the ULP sensor hub, the media processor in the chips also supports camera up to 5 MP resolution for image and video capture. The chip deploys sensor fusion technology to deliver more precise location tracking than GPS alone. This is a plus point for parents whilst tracking their children and monitoring there whereabouts.
3. Snapdragon Wear 2500 Is 14% More Energy Efficient
In comparison to the Snapdragon Wear 2100, the SD 2500 also supports a special optimized Android O OS, supporting 512MB of memory space. Together with a PMC (Power Management Controller), Wear 2500 achieves low power consumption by turning off unnecessary functions, appropriately adjusting the modem size to support the wearable device usage scenario.
Snapdragon 2500 Vs 2100 Chip
Snapdragon Wear 2500 is a well optimized wearable platform for excellent energy efficiency. By deploying 4G LTE and sensor fusion technology, the chip can deliver precise localization and tracking features. It is also smaller than Qualcomm’s current smartwatch chip package (Snapdragon Wear 2100) enabling smaller design watches for kids.
Snapdragon Wear 2500 Smartwatches
Huawei will be leading the consumer products integrating the Wear 2500, the product may get listed in the Q3 this year.
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