Snapdragon Wear 5100 to stick with Cortex-A53 cores

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100 series chipsets feel painfully outdated in terms of efficiency, especially since they target the form factor that is the most constrained in terms of battery. The company allegedly has a new design in the pipeline that will address that concern, though it feels like a half measure.

The Snapdragon Wear 5100 will feature four Cortex-A53 cores, according to WinFuture. For comparison, Samsung’s Exynos W920 has two Cortex-A55. That’s less performance overall, but a boon for power efficiency, which is key. According to ARM, the A55 “delivers up to 18% more…

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