Does the LG G Watch have a Snapdragon 400 inside?

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. 

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14 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hell dont know but lg will surprise us with its gwatch

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

One thing I know that is, Bezel less.

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

2. steedsofwar unregistered

That ought to make for a fast and powerful user experience

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

What?! o.O

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yes now u can play Asphalt in watch.

4. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

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

5. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 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.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

12. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

11. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

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