Samsung Exynos W1000 3nm wearables SoC official ahead of Galaxy Watch 7, Watch Ultra launch

Samsung has announced the Exynos W1000 chipset for its upcoming Galaxy Watch7 and Watch7 Ultra ahead of the July 10 Unpacked event.

Built using a 3nm process, the Exynos W1000 boasts a 5-core CPU with a Cortex-A78 core reaching 1.6GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores up to 1.5GHz. Samsung claims it delivers 2.7x faster app launches, 3.4x faster single-core performance, and 3.7x faster multi-core performance.

The chipset includes a Mali-G68 MP2 GPU supporting displays up to qHD (960×540), ideal for the Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra’s larger screen. It utilizes Fan-Out Panel Level Packaging (FO-PLP) for enhanced heat management in small wearables.

Using system in a package (SiP) integration, the Exynos W1000 incorporates power management and employs embedded package on package (ePoP) for DRAM and NAND flash memory.

Samsung highlights support for 2.5D Always-on Display, enhancing watch face detail and color. Connectivity features include Bluetooth LE, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, and NFC for payments. Additionally, integrated eMMC storage of 32GB aligns with Galaxy Watch 7 series leaks.

The Exynos W1000 chipset promises flagship-level wearable experiences with efficiency enhancements and up to 2–3 days of battery life for upcoming smartwatches.

Quick specifications: Exynos W1000 (Wearable)
  • Process: 3nm GAA
  • Multi-core: Penta (Big-Little)
  • CPU: Cortex A78 1.6GHz Single-core + Cortex A55 1.5GHz
  • GPU: Mali G68 MP2
  • Video: FHD 60fps (for wearable) encoding and decoding
  • Codec: HEVC(H.265), H.264, VP8
  • Display: qHD (960×540), 640 x 640
  • Modem: LTE Cat.4 150Mbps (DL) / Cat.5 75Mbps (UL)
  • PMIC: Integrated in SIP-ePoP package
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 6, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
  • Storage: eMMC 32GB
  • Memory: LPDDR5 16Gb

It’s set to power the Galaxy Watch7 and Watch7 Ultra, with potential inclusion in the Galaxy Ring, more details expected at next week’s launch event.