Rumor: Qualcomm ZOLA smartwatch to launch in September

June 27, 2013

Sony SmartWatch 2

A Twitter account known for the mobile-related leaks it presents on a frequent basis says that Qualcomm will have its own smartwatch in stores later this year, called the ZOLA.

However, other details aren’t available about the device at this time. Here’s what @evleaks tweeted about it:

We shouldn’t be surprised to hear that yet another company is going to have a smartwatch in stores at some point later this year. Sony has just unveiled its SmartWatch 2 device (pictured above), and companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung are also rumored to launch their own smartwatch models this year.

However, we’re very interested in what the ZOLA may have to offer, because it’s not every day that you see Qualcomm coming out with consumer electronics products, or at least rumored to do so. The company provides some of the most powerful mobile chips out there and other mobile components to virtually every player in the mobile business, but it doesn’t sell its own brand of gadgets directly to consumers.

So while the Snapdragon 800 may be the talk of the town when it comes to mobile systems-on-a-chip, it’ll definitely be interesting to see how the ZOLA would be received by the public.

Since we’re talking about Qualcomm, we definitely expect to see an energy-efficient chip to power the ZOLA, and we expect the device to friendly to a variety of mobile operating systems including Android and iOS.

That said, we’ll end our speculation here, as we wait for more official information about the ZOLA to be released. But if the product is indeed real, and today’s rumor turns out to be true, then September may bring us at least two different smartwatches, with the SmartWatch 2 also expected to launch during the same month in various markets.

Comments

  • freedomspopular

    What’s with all these companies jumping on the smartwatch bandwagon? I find it hard to believe that there’s really that much demand for one.

  • Brian Dong Min Kim

    If qualcomm launches the smart watch, then the hell with the sony watches.
    If samsung launches smart watches, then the hell with every other watches.

    • Matt

      Samsung sucks donkey shit.

      • Luke Kallam

        That seems like quite the unbiased statement there. Elaborate, or your comment is invalid and your point is useless.

  • lufy

    probably qualcomm will make a special chipset for smartwatch.

    c’mon google, create Smartwatch OS, before apple & MS do that :P