A planned Motorola-branded Wear OS smartwatch with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor may have leaked (via 9to5Google). If the images are genuine and not just reproduced, it could be a sign that the next Moto 360 (or whatever it is now called) could perform significantly better than the last one and perhaps reap some of the efficiency gains that the jump from a 28 nm process entails. to a 12 nm.
The 2019 Moto 360 used a Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, which was only a minor update to the 2016 2100. Despite Qualcomm’s claims that the new (ish) 41
The image showing the potential watch (and which also appears to show a wireless charging coil) was found in an investor presentation along with three other smartwatches. The unnamed watch has some text on the back, and when Reddit user TheMacJezza zoomed in and improved, they saw it appear to say “Snapdragon Wear 4100.” I’m not a logician, but that seems to suggest that this Mystery Moto has a Snapdragon Wear 4100 in it (especially considering that the current Moto 360 also has its processor name printed on the back).
Motorola does not actually make Moto-branded smartwatches itself. The name was licensed to a company called eBuyNow, which released the third generation of the Moto 360 in 2019. eBuyNow later merged with another company called CE Brands, according to 9to5Google, which previously reported on an investor presentation detailing the Moto-branded hardware roadmap for 2021.
Correction: This article suggested earlier Moto-branded smartwatches still by Motorola; it has been updated to reflect that the brand is licensed out. The edge sorry for the error.