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Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sound acquires Bluetooth Lossless Audio technology

Steve Aoki develops a Snapdragon Soundscape. (Source: Qualcomm)
Steve Aoki develops a Snapdragon Soundscape. (Source: Qualcomm)
Snapdragon Sound is a Qualcomm's audio platform slated to feature in the next generation of audio peripherals from OEMs such as Xiaomi. Its maker has announced that it will support Lossless audio technology, rated to reproduce "CD-quality" audio at a high bitrate.

Qualcomm has already announced that Snapdragon Sound will connect seamlessly with its high-end mobile platforms to deliver specs such as aptX Adaptive, volume optimizations for smart speakers and super-wideband enhancements for voice calls.

They are to be found in next-gen audio accessories, as well as mobile devices such as the Snapdragon Insider's smartphone from Asus. Now, the OEM has revealed yet another premium atttribute it has developed for the new platform: aptX Lossless Audio.

This new buzz-word is slated to support up to 16-bit 44.1kHz audio over Bluetooth in the peripherals powered by Snapdragon Sound audio SoCs. It is designed to kick in automatically when a lossless source is detected, and might also scale up to this level based on the quality of the wireless connection in question. Qualcomm made this announcement in conjunction with its recent Steve Aoki Snapdragon Soundscapes Experience.

This event also served to help Qualcomm announce that 20 companies have taken up Snapdragon Sound for their next round of audio products. They are to be led onto the market with new releases from Master & Dynamic, Xiaomi and Edifier.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-09- 1 (Update: 2021-09- 1)