The first Google Pixel Watch launched in October last year with a Samsung Exynos 9110 chipset. A few months ago, first rumors surfaced that the Pixel Watch 2 would replace the Exynos processor with a Snapdragon W5-series chip. So far, however, it was unclear whether this would be the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 or the slightly more powerful W5+ Gen 1 version. According to a new report from Android Authority, the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 platform will be the chipset of choice.
Thanks to the latest 4nm technology and an extremely energy-saving co-processor, the new chip should lead to better efficiency and thus a longer battery life for the Google Pixel Watch 2. In addition, the battery is also slightly larger at 306 mAh instead of 294 mAh in the first generation.
Apart from that, the Google Pixel Watch 2 is said to have a thick black frame like its predecessor. Nothing should change on the 1.2-inch, round OLED display with a resolution of 384 x 384 pixels. This time, however, Samsung Display will produce the panels instead of BOE as before.
Additionally, the Google Pixel Watch 2 runs the new Wear OS 4 with dynamic themes and support for seamless updates, which would be a first for a smartwatch. The Pixel Watch 2 will also feature an Ultra Wide Band (UWB) chip. This would enable a precise device search or unlocking a car with a digital car key. The seamless change of media playback to a docked Google Pixel tablet or an upcoming, UWB-capable Nest speaker would also be conceivable.
Google Pixel Watch 2 already certified in India
Last year, Google didn’t bring the Pixel Watch to India. That could change this year, as three models with model codes G4TSL, GC3G8, and GD2WG have already received Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification. It remains to be seen in which other countries Google will sell the new wearable.
More details about the Google Pixel Watch 2 are expected to come to light in the coming weeks. Various watch faces already leaked last week.