Qualcomm revealed the S3 and S5 sound systems at Mobile World Congress. The Snapdragon Sound solution, which was launched last year, is being expanded with the announcement of three additional sound platforms.
Qualcomm’s new audio platforms combine regular Bluetooth with the new low-energy (LE) audio technology standard. The goal is to increase audio quality when listening to music using wireless earbuds, headphones, or mobile devices.
“We are able to deliver the best wireless audio experience using the Snapdragon® 8 mobile platform, Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 and new 7800 subsystems and Snapdragon Sound™ technology. For example, in addition to To be the first to deliver lossless audio, we’ve added an ultra-low latency gaming mode with in-game chat and the ability for headphones to record content in stereo audio, which will add tremendous value for a new generation of creators,” said James Chapman, vice president and general manager, Voice, Music and Wearables, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. “In these tiny rigs, we’ve built our adaptive active noise cancellation into a dedicated hardware block, and as a result, we’re making substantial improvements in noise cancellation, to everything in the headset. a listener”.
“Few companies can continue to anticipate consumer needs with such precision,” said Calum MacDougall, Jabra’s SVP Global Marketing. “Qualcomm Technologies continues to help us deliver an unprecedented audio experience like our Elite line of true wireless headphones, driving the future of wireless audio across multiple segments.” Snapdragon Sound has been a game-changer for our customers. , bringing the best in audio and connectivity to our mobile devices,” said Kent Cheng, vice president of Vivo, president of iQOO.
We know that the forward-thinking Qualcomm S5 audio platform with lossless audio delivers better performance without sacrificing power will help us meet the needs of “Our customers always expect the best and the latest in audio. wireless listening experience,” said Lei Zhang, Vice President of Mi Smartphone.
“We are thrilled to be the first mobile company to bring the all-new Snapdragon Sound platform to our customers and to continue this journey with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to redefine the future of sound. The wide range of user experiences is supported by an advanced platform architecture that achieves double the processing capacity of our previous-generation wireless audio platforms, without compromising ultra-low-power performance.
In fact, research from our 2021 State of Sound Report indicates that 62% of smartphone users now rely on their audio devices as part of their daily lives. In 2021, the use of truly wireless earphones has increased across all enterprises, illustrating the accelerated daily usage behaviour and diverse sound demands of listeners. More importantly, and unsurprisingly, 73% of smartphone users say listening to music has a positive effect on their well-being, which is why we believe the benefits of premium audio experiences should be shared by all.
Behind these ever-changing adoption, trends are advancements in sound technology, such as the master studio sound quality offered by Snapdragon Sound technology. An optimized chain of audio software, Snapdragon Sound brings together the best in audio, connectivity, and mobile innovations designed to deliver a robust, high-latency audio experience for music, calls, and games. It’s through innovations like these that end users can benefit from wireless audio devices that sound as good as a wired connection. And that their growing expectations for how they experience their technological interactions have been met.