Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has unveiled a new wearable processor, the Exynos W920. The processor comes with an LTE modem and an industry first 5-nanometer (nm) extreme ultra-violet (EUV) process node, which improves performance and efficiency.

“Wearables like smartwatches are no longer just a cool gadget to have. They’re now a growing part of our lifestyles to keep you fit, safe and alert,” said Harry Cho, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. “With the Exynos W920, future wearables will be able to run applications with visually appealing user interfaces and more responsive user experiences while keeping you connected on the go with fast LTE.

Samsung Exynos W920 adds new sparking features

The Exynos W920 packs two Arm Cortex-A55 cores for high-performing yet power-efficient processing and an Arm Mali™-G68 GPU that boasts improved CPU performance around 20-percent and ten times better graphics performance than its predecessor.

The upgrade gives the Exynos W920 faster application launches and more interactive 3D graphic user interface (GUI) on a device’s qHD (960×540) display.

Samsung Galaxy 4 chip Exynos W920

Samsung offers new wearable friend Exynos W920 to shape extra fit user-experience.

Though it comes packed with a lot of features, the Exynos W920 is quite small and is wrapped in Fan-Out Panel Level Packaging (FO-PLP).
The technology incorporates the Exynos W920, power management IC (PMIC), LPDDR4 and embedded multimedia card (eMMC) in the same package using System-in-Package-embedded Package on Package (SiP-ePoP) configuration. The processor’s compact size allows smartwatches to house larger batteries in sleek designs.

The W920 activates a dedicated low-power display processor, the Cortex-M55, reducing display power consumption under ‘Always On Display’ mode compared to its previous Exynos model.

The Exynos W920 is embedded with a 4G LTE Cat.4 modem as well as a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) L1 for tracking speed, distance and elevation during outdoor activities.

It supports a new unified wearable platform Samsung built jointly with Google, and will be first applied to the upcoming Galaxy Watch model. The company has been working with Google on new smartwatch software that combines Tizen and Wear OS.

The Exynos W920 features have been leaked extensively on the net. It is generating so much interest as it will be only the third chipset capable of supporting the new War OS.3. It’s also a huge upgrade compared to Qualcomm’s 28nm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset that powers most Wear OS smartwatches right now.

The Exynos W920 also promises an upgrade over the Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus that’s based on the 12nm process.