In the past few years, Bluetooth headsets, especially split Bluetooth headsets (TWS), have become very popular. In order to enhance the experience of these products, various chip manufacturers are also constantly introducing related technologies. Today, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Sound.
In fact, Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound is not a certain kind of technology, but a collection of many existing technologies. The manufacturer said that it can achieve ultra-low latency while maintaining high sound quality and stable connection. It will also ensure long-lasting battery life.
Let’s talk about the sound quality first. Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound can achieve a 96KHz sampling rate when playing music, which can show richer sound details. Qualcomm also teamed up with Amazon to launch a Snapdragon Sound select playlist, creating a full set of high-quality experiences for users from resources to ears.
Second, for voice calls and games, Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound has also brought a lot of optimizations. Related products can achieve 32KHz high-definition voice, making call restoration more realistic. Also, the delay as low as 89ms is significantly ahead of the peers, making Bluetooth headsets truly a game weapon.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound currently supports Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, and hardware such as FastConnect 6900 and QCC515x.
Which Products Support Snapdragon Sound
Existing products can be adapted by updating the software provided by Qualcomm. Qualcomm will gradually open the range of supported hardware in the future, and it will cover more categories such as cars and computers, allowing more users to experience the benefits of Snapdragon Sound technology.
Qualcomm said that related products will be available in the second half of this year. Some manufacturers have already confirmed that they will carry this technology in their products. For example, Zhang Lei, vice president of Xiaomi and general manager of hardware research and development, said that Xiaomi will become the first smartphone manufacturer to adopt Snapdragon Sound technology.