Qualcomm might be launching a new smartwatch chip on September 10th

Qualcomm might be launching a new smartwatch chip on September 10th

From the poster shared by some Twitter users, it is clear that Qualcomm is teasing something related to smartwatches, and the product that is highly likely to be announced is a new processor.

Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon 670 chip to improve the performance of AI on mid-range mobile devices. The next best thing is a 600 series processor, the best of which up to now has been the Snapdragon 660.

This latest slice of silicon comes in an octa-core format, with two high-performance cores running up to 2GHz to take care of demanding apps and services, and six "efficiency" cores ramping up to 1.7GHz to look after the more day-to-day tasks. According to Qualcomm, overall improvements in performance and power usage will deliver up to 30% more battery life for your device, compared to what it could have been with the Snapdragon 660. This combination allows for a 15% performance increase over previous generations.

In addition, Qualcomm has included the Spectra 250 ISP, which enables a number of features for camera use such as noise reduction and active depth sensing.

Caffe, Caffe2, TensorFlow, TensorFlowLite, and Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) are supported by the engine.

"Here at Qualcomm Technologies, we're developing breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects and communicates, and the Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform is no exception", gushed Qualcomm in its announcement.

Qualcomm says that it is building this chip because of demand by manufacturers, which means there's also demand for such handset price points by consumers.

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