The TicWatch Pro 5 could be very different in its design from its predecessor
Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro series stood out for Wear OS, thanks to its premium experience at an affordable price. The next model could continue this trend as a leak from last year claimed that the successor to the TicWatch Pro 3 will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon W5+ chipset for wearables and offer 50% longer battery life. Mobvoi also teased the upcoming TicWatch Pro model with a textured rim as opposed to the smooth one on the TicWatch Pro 3. We now have our first full look at the next-gen TicWatch Pro 5 thanks to a newly leaked render.
If you’re not sure why we jump between TicWatch Pro 3 and 5, it stems from a general tetraphobia in most Asian cultures – the words for “four” and “death” are homophones in many spoken dialects. With Mobvoi based in China, it’s widely assumed that we’ll see a TicWatch Pro 5 coming at launch.
With that out of the way, leak blogger Kuba Wojciechowski has shared a render of the supposed TicWatch Pro 5 that deviates from the previous model in several ways.
If you have a TicWatch Pro 3, you may notice that one of the two crowns has been removed.
Under the hood, some significant changes are also expected. According to Wojchiechowski, the smartwatch will run Google’s Wear OS 3, corroborating previous rumors. It will also be one of the first products to ship with the Snapdragon W5+, according to the tipster. That’s hardly surprising, given that Mobvoi (alongside Oppo) unveiled its first smartwatches based on the new chipset last year, around the same time Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon W5 series.
With the Snapdragon W5, Qualcomm stuck to the hybrid architecture that has become standard for its wearable chipsets, stacking a main SoC with a smaller coprocessor to handle an array of tasks. Qualcomm has given its flagship portable SoC a much-needed spec boost, including a jump to a modern 4nm node, which promises improved raw performance.
Since the Snapdragon W5 series is really meant to make Wear OS 3 watches shine, the TicWatch Pro 5 could give many of the leading smartwatches aimed at Android users a run for their money when Mobvoi finally ships its wearable device. new generation.