A Pixel Watch 2 launching in October looks like a lock at this level, because the leaks are piling up faster than we are able to write them. To take us by way of the weekend, a brand new leak gives a variety of particulars surrounding specs that actually paint the image of a much-improved Pixel Watch that’ll have you ever begging Google to supply excessive trade-in values in your outdated mannequin.
The report out of Android Authority suggests a brand new processor for the Pixel Watch 2, which was previously rumored to be from Qualcomm. We also needs to see a (barely) larger battery, probably improved show, the introduction of seamless updates, and UWB for these with a flowery automotive.
As a result of it’s the weekend, let’s make this fast, so you will get again to doing enjoyable issues. Right here’s the quick version of what we’ve discovered right now in regards to the Pixel Watch 2:
- New chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 is as soon as once more steered as Google’s alternative for the outdated Samsung Exynos chip used within the authentic Pixel Watch. Google has apparently not chosen Qualcomm’s W5+, although, which features a coprocessor for lighter duties. Google goes with the common W5 as a result of this report says they’ve gone with a coprocessor of their very own selecting. This chipset change ought to imply massive enhancements in energy effectivity on the very least.
- Larger Battery: The Pixel Watch 2 may sport a much bigger 306mAh battery. That’s not an enormous bounce from the unique’s 294mAh battery, however we’ll take it. Because the design and dimension of the Pixel Watch 2 aren’t anticipated to alter, we shouldn’t actually have anticipated a giant change right here.
- UWB included: UWB! The Extremely-wideband is reportedly baked into the Pixel Watch 2, so that ought to make discovering your misplaced or stolen watch simpler and will additionally let your watch unlock your automotive doorways. In fact, you would wish a automotive that helps UWB automotive keys.
- New Show: Google will apparently nonetheless preserve a 1.2″ show on the Pixel Watch 2 with the large bezels, however they’ve swapped out the outdated show for an OLED made by Samsung. Hopefully, if something, it’s extra energy environment friendly. I’d love to depart always-on show switched to ON.
- Seamless updates: You know the way Pixel telephones obtain software program updates, take perpetually to course of them within the background in your telephone, after which solely ask for a reboot (generally an hour later) to complete making use of them? These are referred to as seamless updates and they’re stated to make their debut on smartwatches with the Pixel Watch 2. As somebody who shouldn’t be a fan of the ridiculously sluggish means of seamless updates, I’ve blended ideas on this. However hey, trendy updates!
And that’s it! To recap, the Pixel Watch 2 ought to get a way more trendy chipset that’s extra energy environment friendly, hopefully resulting in improved battery life. We also needs to get a slight bump in battery capability, new show from Samsung, UWB for stuff, and updates which will or will not be improved.
I’m liking all of it thus far.