Samsung Electronics has announced the Exynos W920, a 5nm processor for wearables with an integrated LTE modem.
The Exynos W920 sports two Arm Cortex-A55 cores for high-performing yet power-efficient processing and an Arm Mali-G68 GPU that provides 20% improved CPU performance and ten times better graphics performance than its predecessors. Additionally, the Exynos W920 is advertised to enable faster application launches and a more interactive eye-catching 3D graphical user interface on a device with qHD (960 x 540) display.
Additionally, the Exynos W920 comes with Fan-Out Panel Level Packaging (FO-PLP). The technology incorporates the Exynos W920, power management IC (PMIC), LPDDR4, and embedded multimedia card in the same package using System-in-Package-embedded Package on Package (SiP-ePoP) configuration. The compact size allows smartwatches to house larger batteries or sleeker designs.
Rather than powering up the main CPU, the W920 activates a dedicated low-power display processor, the Cortex-M55, reducing display power consumption under Always-on-Display mode compared to its previous model. Plus, the chip is embedded with a 4G LTE Cat.4 model as well as a Global Navigation Satellite System.
Furthermore, the Exynos W920 supports a new unified wearable platform Samsung built jointly with Google, and will be first applied to the upcoming Galaxy Watch model.
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