Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound has been newly launched as a new suite of audio technologies for both phones and audio products such as wireless headsets and earphones. It was first revealed in December 2020 at Qualcomm’s annual summit. The product packages promise better connectivity, sound quality, and additional features including active noise cancellation (ANC) and voice communication tools between Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset-enabled phones as well as wireless headphones and earphones. The technology must be supported by both the source and output devices.
In the upcoming days, Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound will be available for consumer devices. It will also be provided on Snapdragon 888-powered phones that will be released later this year. Original equipment manufacturers, such as mobile and audio component manufacturers, are targeted for the product suite. Manufacturers can get it as a single package that includes the chipset, networking, ANC technology, and Bluetooth codec support, among other things.
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When a compatible audio product is used with a supported source computer, such as a Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone, the complete suite of audio technologies, such as the aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codec, ANC algorithms, Qualcomm FastConnect, and more, will be enabled.
Xiaomi and Japanese headphone maker Audio-Technica are among the first companies to collaborate with Qualcomm on Snapdragon Sound, and the technology suite will be used in some of the companies’ upcoming product launches. Interconnectivity will be shown for customers by a new pop-up logo that confirms the presence of Snapdragon Sound technologies. Of course, the technology must be supported by both the origin and output devices – portable headphones, earphones, or even speakers.
“Deliver premium sound experiences with our audio and voice user interface technologies. Our wide-ranging solutions simplify product development with support for high-resolution music listening, crystal-clear voice calls, low-latency streaming, advanced voice assistants, AI-based speech recognition, and robust connectivity.” It says.
About the Mobile, it says, “Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platforms enable OEMs to build industry-leading smartphones and in-demand apps with premium performance and powerful functionality including high-megapixel cameras, brilliant virtual reality and more.”