Coming soon: A Qualcomm chip to power your wearables!

Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 chip has been creating waves ever since it's capabilities were announced, but the global chip-maker is also making one to power your future wearables.

The new Snapdragon Wear 2100 will support a range of wearable functionalities like working on low power mode, always-on connectivity as well as providing Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LTE support.

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Your future wearable powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 will thus let you stream music, make and receive calls, send texts and transfer data without being dependent on a smartphone.

Despite its amazing capabilities, the Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip is 30 per cent smaller than modern wearable chips, letting wearable-makers add some more specs like larger batteries on the limited space inside their gadgets. The chip can also be easily housed inside thinner smartwatches and smartbands to make then look sleek and premium.

Even when supporting 4G connectivity, the Snapdragon Wear 2100 will consume 25 per cent less power than other chips, letting you run your wearable far more longer than you do now. It contains an integrated, ultra-low power sensor hub and, as per Qualcomm, is ideally suited for smartwatches, trackers for kids and elders, connected headsets and smart eyewear.

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"The Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor is the cornerstone of the Snapdragon Wear platform, which also includes a full suite of silicon, software, and support tools. In addition, multiple ODM designs are available and can accelerate the design process for a diverse range of full-featured wearables," said Qualcomm through a news release.

Even though Qualcomm hasn't announced if any wearable-makers are trying out the new chip as yet, we're sure we'll find several smartwatches sporting it by the end of this year.

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Apart from the Snapdragon Wear 2100, Qualcomm has also launched a number of new processors to power mid-range smartphones like the Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425 processors. All these chips have been developed to offer high performance along with lower power consumption to go with modern batteries with limited range.

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