With a Snapdragon W5+ below hood, we have been anticipating this wearable since final summer season

Smartphone {hardware} feels prefer it’s at all times searching for the innovative, with producers stepping over one another in a race to convey the newest parts and applied sciences to market. In distinction, the wearables market couldn’t be extra totally different, and we usually see the launch of latest smartwatches hobbled by historical chipsets and growing old software program. Since final summer season, we have been wanting ahead to wearables that may run Qualcomm’s next-gen processor, the Snapdragon W5+. Our first could lastly be simply across the nook, as what certain seems to be the Mobvoi TicWatch Professional 5 simply swung by the FCC.


Certification paperwork reveals a Mobvoi smartwatch with mannequin quantity WH12088 (through Droid Life). Unsurprisingly, there’s little element right here outdoors antenna efficiency experiences, however we do get to select up a couple of attention-grabbing tidbits. Whereas we do not see any images of precise {hardware}, some line-art renderings of the TicWatch used to focus on its antenna placement seem in line with the imagery we have already checked out.

One early spec these docs do share, and one which does handle to pique our curiosity, considerations battery life, with the declare that this wearable will get a 611mAh cell. Whereas not an enormous step ahead, that may nonetheless be a minor enchancment over the 595mAh part discovered within the TicWatch Professional 3 GPS, or 577mAh within the Professional 3 Extremely.


Past the {hardware}, we’re additionally excited for the software program set to reach on this smartwatch, which ought to lastly be a Mobvoi mannequin operating Put on OS 3. That membership is way too small in the mean time, and whereas we’re completely keen on seeing current {hardware} upgraded, we’ll take all the brand new Put on OS 3 fashions we are able to get, too.

As for when the TicWatch Professional 5 may arrive, that is a tough query, and whereas Mobvoi was initially fairly chatty about its intentions for the watch, it has been a minute since we heard something new. Hopefully we are able to begin nailing down these launch plans as spring approaches.