After I/O 2018, Google is now shifting focus on its devices that are set to launch in October later this year. Reports are that the search-engine will also introduce its own pixel watches this year. Popular leakster @evleaks aka Evan Blass, claims that Google is working on Pixel-branded smartwatches, which will debut alongside Pixel 3/ 3XL and Pixel Buds in October.
Besides the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-gen Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me — with high confidence — that Google’s fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch. Have a great summer!
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 10, 2018
The first set of smartwatches from Google could enthuse new life in the market. The Pixel watch, if launched, will run Google’s Wear OS.
Pixel Smartwatch Key Specifications (Leaked)
The Pixel-branded smartwatch leak was further endorsed by Winfuture. The source not only confirmed the information but also revealed few important specifications of the watch and its availability in different variants. The devices are codenamed as “Ling, Triton,” and “Sardine”.
The information over how the variants will differ from one another is not known right now. But, what we do know is that each Pixel smartwatch will include GPS, LTE, VoLTE, Bluetooth including apt-X, WiFi, pedometer, heart-rate monitor, and other health features.
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Additionally, the watches will be powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset. The SoC is said to succeed the Snapdragon 2100 and bring incremental upgrades that will bring performance improvement.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Features
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 will reportedly feature a quad-core CPU based on aged ARM Cortex-A7 architecture, the Adreno 304 GPU, and will be based on 28nm-manufacturing process. Most of it is in similar to Snapdragon Wear 2100, but the new chipset will benefit from a new power management circuit, called the “Blackghost”.
The Blackghost will run continuously on your smartwatch and wearable and allow them to respond to voice commands without waking the device.
The entire information is based on leaks so it should be consumed with a grain of salt. The idea of Google demonstrating what a modern smartwatch can accomplish is thoroughly exciting.