Samsung Electronics has plans to unveil the Galaxy Watch 7, which will use a wearable CPU made using a 3 nanometer (nm) technique and be unveiled somewhere around the second quarter of 2024, according to Korean media. The next-generation technology, 3-nano, will be deployed half a year ahead of schedule in the ‘Galaxy S24’ product, which will be released next year. This product will showcase foundry mass production competitiveness as well as system semiconductor technology. ‘Exynos 2400’ is being created using a 4-nano process.
The Galaxy Watch 7 series will reportedly advance one rung up the silicon development ladder with 3nm technology, while the Galaxy S24 family of premium smartphones is anticipated to use 4nm-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and Samsung Exynos 2400 processors, which will debut early next year. Exynos CPUs, which are based on 5nm technology, have been used in Samsung smartwatches since the release of the Galaxy Watch 4 in 2021. The Galaxy Watch 6 series’ release earlier this year resulted in the 5nm Exynos W920 being replaced with the 5nm Exynos W930. And the newer chipset may be called Exynos W940.
The recently disclosed wearable processor is viewed as a testament to Samsung Foundry’s consistent mass production and nanotechnology advancements. Despite commencing production later than TSMC, the company has been working on 3nm technology since last year. However, recent news indicates that yield and cost competitiveness have improved under this approach. In order to attain both performance and yield among 3-nano processes, the second-generation 3GAP process is anticipated to be utilized. As an alternative to the current 5-nano FinFET process, 3GAP can cut space by 35%, increase performance by over 30%, and save 50% on power usage.
The user experience of these wearable devices would be greatly improved if a 3nm wristwatch chip were to result in significant increases in energy efficiency. The second major Unpacked event of 2024 is anticipated to feature the unveiling of the Galaxy Watch 7 series along with the next flagship smartphone range from Samsung. Thinking of what new features the Galaxy Watch 7 will bring, the Watch 5 and 6 have solved the battery issues of the users. So offering something that the users have requested for a long time will be great.
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