Samsung’s Watch4 series to offer new chipset, more storage

Seoul: South Korean tech giant Samsung is likely to power its upcoming Galaxy Watch4 series smartwatches with an all-new Exynos W920 chipset on August 11.

SamMobile reports that the chipset should offer significant performance gains over its predecessors. For reference, all Samsung Watches dating back to 2018’s Galaxy Watch have utilised the 10nm Exynos 9110.

The new report specifies the W920 SoC will offer “1.25x faster processing times compared to the Exynos 9110” and “8.8x smoother graphics performance”.

The new chipset will be paired with 1.5GB RAM which is yet another upgrade over past Galaxy Watches, GSMArena reported.

With the added power, Galaxy Watch4 series will make One UI Watch based on Google’s Wear OS feel and perform buttery smooth, it added.

Another report claimed that Samsung’s new watches will offer double the storage too.

Since the Galaxy Watch3 series had 8GB of internal storage, the Watch4 should come with 16GB and the reason behind the change is the shift to Google’s Wear OS.

This opens up the Google Play Store for wearable apps so users will likely have to store more apps in addition to their saved audio tracks, for example, the report said.

During Samsung’s announcement of the new One UI software based on Wear OS, the spokesperson outlined a feature where all your smartphone apps would appear on your Galaxy Watch4 as well, as long as they have Wear OS versions.