Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 1200 SoC: LTE Categories M1 & NB1 for Wearables & Smart Trackers – AnandTech

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Back around this time last year, Qualcomm introduced their Snapdragon Wear 1100, the company’s first SoC specifically designed for budget, low-power wearable devices. The humble SoC featured just a single Cortex-A7 CPU core and LTE Cat 1 support, but for the market Qualcomm had designed it for, this was more than sufficient. Now at MWC Shanghai 2017, the company is launching an even more low power successor to the Snapdragon Wear 1100, the aptly named Snapdragon Wear 1200.

The Snapdragon Wear 1200 is an interesting development from Qualcomm, as while the name can be a bit deceiving, it’s the first in a new generation of products for the company. Taking the basic principles of the 1100, Qualcomm has integrated a new modem that supports new, ultra-low-power communication modes for LTE standardized in the last year: LTE Category M1 and Category NB1. In fact this is Qualcomm’s first SoC to support the 3GPP’s Low Power WAN technologies.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear SoCs
  Snapdragon Wear 1200 Snapdragon Wear 1100 Snapdragon Wear 2100
SoC Cortex-A7 @ 1.3GHz

Fixed-function GPU

Cortex-A7 @ 1.2GHz

Fixed-function GPU

4x Cortex-A7 @ 1.2GHz

Adreno 304

Process Node 28nm LP 28nm LP 28nm LP
Display Simple 2D UI Simple 2D UI Up to 640×480 @ 60fps
Modem Qualcomm (Integrated)


(Cat M1 & Cat NB1)

Qualcomm (Integrated)

2G / 3G / LTE (Category 1 10/5 Mbps)

Qualcomm X5 (Integrated)

2G / 3G / LTE (Category 4 150/50 Mbps)
Connected version only

Connectivity 802.11b/g/n/ac, BT 4.2 LE, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou 802.11b/g/n/ac, BT 4.1 LE, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou
(Wi-Fi and BT optional)
802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz),

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