Google Pixel Watch is reportedly using an Exynos chip from 2018

Google Pixel Watch is reportedly using an Exynos chip from 2018

Google Pixel Watch is reportedly using an Exynos chip from 2018. This week, during its annual Google I/O conference, the tech giant formally announced that a smartwatch is in the works and will be released in a couple of months.

However, there are still a lot of details to come through. Luckily, 9to5Google’s sources learned that the watch will be utilizing Exynos 9110 SoC. For context, this is a 2018 platform at 10nm with two Cortex-A53 cores.

Google Pixel Watch is reportedly using an Exynos chip from 2018

A more recent alternative would be the Exynos W920 SoC powering the Galaxy Watch series. It utilizes a 5nm node with more powerful Cortex-A55 cores. The reason why Google is opting for older hardware is because it has been working on its Pixel Watch for about two years now and all of the development is based on the older chip.

Switching over to new hardware could hold back production even further or possibly require wait until Samsung sells its W920 SoC to other brands. Furthermore, Samsung may not be fully selling out its W920 chip just yet so production could endure further delay if it’s unavailable soon enough.

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