Countless OEMs and fashion brands have made Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatches and the one thing that has been common in all of those wearable devices was the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100. It was really the only chip available for Wear OS smartwatch manufacturers. Qualcomm had confirmed earlier this year that it would launch a new chip for smartwatches later this year. It appears that the company might finally do that on September 10th.
Qualcomm is sending out invitations to the press for an event on September 10th. The invite suggests that the announcement will be related to smartwatches. That’s what we get to see on the invite itself.
Since Qualcomm doesn’t make and sell smartwatches itself, and that it had promised to launch a new chip later this year, it can reasonably be assumed that the new smartwatch processor we have been waiting for will be announced on September 10th at the event in San Francisco. The upcoming chip will be different from the Snapdragon Wear 2500 processor that Qualcomm launched recently. It’s meant for low-end kids’ watches.
The company had also mentioned that a new smartwatch powered by this chip would be announced as well. Reports suggest that it might be a Pixel-branded smartwatch from Google. Products from other OEMs are likely to arrive around the holiday season.