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MWC 2022 | Snapdragon S3 and S5 Sound Platforms bring lossless, hi-res audio and dual-mode Bluetooth support to headsets and smartphones

Qualcomm S3 and Sound S5 Sound Platforms will soon feature in upcoming headsets and smartphones. (Image Source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm S3 and Sound S5 Sound Platforms will soon feature in upcoming headsets and smartphones. (Image Source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm is adding new SoCs — S3 (QCC307x) and S5 (QCC517x) — to its Sound Platform. The new Sound Platforms support Hi-Res Bluetooth Audio and also LE Audio along with stereo recording for earbuds, 68 ms low-latency gaming mode, and 3rd gen Adaptive ANC.

Qualcomm is introducing two new additions to its Sound Platform at MWC 2022 — the Qualcomm S3 Sound Platform (QCC307x) and the S5 Sound Platform (QCC517x). The Snapdragon Sound Platform offers support for both traditional Bluetooth as well as Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio standards.

According to Qualcomm, the new Snapdragon Sound platforms will offer support for:

  • 16-bit 44.1 kHz CD-quality lossless Bluetooth audio
  • 24-bit 96 kHz high resolution Bluetooth audio
  • 32 kHz super wideband voice call quality
  • Stereo recording
  • 68 ms low-latency gaming mode

Additionally, the new SoCs also support LE audio sharing and broadcasting, seamless roaming between connected source devices, and 3rd gen Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation with natural leak-through. Compared to the previous generation QCC305x, the new Sound Platforms offer up to 2x compute power and up to 3x the memory that is optimized for AI.

Qualcomm said that the S3 and S5 Sound Platforms have begun sampling to customers and can be expected in products in 2H 2022. Jabra, iQOO and Xiaomi have announced that they will be offering devices with the new Sound Platforms soon. 

Update: Added spec sheets comparing the S3 and S5 Sound Platforms

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Qualcomm S3 Sound Platform - Specifications. (Source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm S3 Sound Platform - Specifications. (Source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm S5 Sound Platform - Specifications. (Source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm S5 Sound Platform - Specifications. (Source: Qualcomm)
 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2022-02-28 (Update: 2022-02-28)