Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound Platform Best Gaming and LE Audio Experiences


Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. revealed a new platform for its Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound Platform. This recently improved solution is designed with gaming in mind. It delivers ultra-low latency of less than 20ms for lag-free wireless audio with a speech back-channel for in-game conversation by fusing Snapdragon Sound with LE Audio. The latency is even lower while only supplying game audio.

The solution will also support the most recent LE Audio Auracast broadcast capabilities for dongles and adapters, which may turn a variety of devices into premium broadcast platforms, including Televisions, phones, laptops, PCs, consoles, and a wide range of other audio equipment. 


Snapdragon Sound and Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive audio technology allow 24-bit, 96kHz high-resolution Bluetooth streaming for music listening. Listeners may hear every nuance of their song just as the artist intended it to be heard because of Snapdragon Sound’s premium music playback capabilities.

“We have reduced latencies and enhanced audio quality with each version of Snapdragon Sound, and with this most recent addition to our Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound portfolio, we are delivering our greatest wireless gaming experience to date. 


As only proprietary gaming solutions have previously been able to provide consumers with lag-free audio for gaming, according to our annual State of Sound study, Mike Canevaro, director of marketing and head of Snapdragon Sound at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. 


The same devices can be used for calls and ultra-premium music listening, but this new platform has been tailored to give an ultra-low latency experience for gaming over Bluetooth with Snapdragon Sound.


According to our research, consumers are extremely interested in use cases for audio sharing that Auracast Broadcast is now able to support, such as wirelessly streaming Auracast audio in public spaces or effortlessly sharing audio with a large group of friends or family from a phone or laptop. According to Canevaro, “this new platform may also be utilized to develop dongles and adaptors that enable Auracast Broadcast audio sharing from any source device.

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This solution is tailored for adapters used with audio sources in video games. It provides reliable connectivity and dynamic latency adaptation based on the external RF environment when linked with Qualcomm S5 and S3 Gen 2 based earbuds and headsets. Players can leave their consoles or computers and continue to hear all the gaming action and take part in the talk without the audio cutting out.


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