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Does the LG G Watch have a Snapdragon 400 inside?

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Does the LG G Watch have a Snapdragon 400 inside?
We've been looking through the system dump for the LG G Watch that was leaked yesterday, and there is a bit of info that could be of note. In the build.prop file from the system dump, it mentions that the LG G Watch could be running a Snapdragon 400, which for comparison is the same processor that you would find in the Moto G.

It does need to be mentioned right off the bat that build.prop files do have a higher tendency than most leak sources to be inaccurate; but, assuming the system dump is real, there is a better chance that this will shake out. The build.prop lists the board of the LG G Watch as "msm8226", which is the model number for the Snapdragon 400 SoC. If this is accurate, it would make the G Watch the first quad-core processor. The file also lists the software build version as "4.4W". This seems to indicate that Android Wear is based on 4.4 KitKat, which is what we expected. 

The build ID for the software is KKV51. For those of you who haven't learned to read Android build codes yet: the first letter represents that it is a build of KitKat; the second letter is the branch of the code, and K indicates and early branch (final releases tend to be R or higher); and, the third letter is something of a timestamp, with V dating the software for Q2 2014. So, at the very least, we are looking at a new build of the software. 

Does the LG G Watch have a Snapdragon 400 inside?

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posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:04 3

1. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 944; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


hell dont know but lg will surprise us with its gwatch

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:01 3

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3322; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


One thing I know that is, Bezel less.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 16:01

14. sgodsell (Posts: 1076; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


One thing they left out is that their are 3 versions of Snapdragon 400 CPUs, 1 quad core, and 2 dual cores. Most likely it would be a less power hungry quad core CPU, and one of the dual core SD 400's instead. Just like the Gear 2 and Gear Neo watches have dual core CPUs in them.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:07

2. steedsofwar (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


That ought to make for a fast and powerful user experience

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:07 1

3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3080; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


What?! o.O

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:38 2

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3322; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Yes now u can play Asphalt in watch.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:16

4. alaw.14 (Posts: 127; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


With adreno 305 you could play some heavy games. Lg is starting 2014 very strong, I like it.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:59

5. iushnt (Posts: 614; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Whoaa LG, is it even possible to fit a battery that can support for days? If yes then its will be a great standalone watch.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:00

6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2667; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Unless there is some new ultra low power Snapdragon on 14nm, I doubt it.

Maybe this is not LG's SmartWatch, but LG's new SmartDeskClock.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:35

8. nctx77 (Posts: 459; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


If a watch requires a powerful chip to run its software, I don't want it.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:50

10. gigaraga (Posts: 724; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Wouldn't this have excessive battery drain? Such a small battery that kind of processor

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 23:45

12. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


not necessary...soc has A7 cores...very low power consumption...and those can be turned on and off individualy.

Only surprise I see here is msm parts have modem too for wireless connectivity...I'd want my smart watch to pair with my phone...not become a phone on my wrist!

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 23:42

11. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


msm soc in watch...that's interesting!

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 00:23

13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3080; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


No i dont think this is real. Its false, both ARM and Qualcomm must have readied their wearable SoCs.

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