For true wireless earbuds with options for many various levels of buds, Qualcomm introduced its ‘QCC305x’ systems-on-a-chip (SoCs). For next-gen mid-tier and entry-level TWS earbuds, the QCC305x chips. Designed to provide more versatile and cost-sensitive wireless audio options, the latest Bluetooth chips are a major improvement over the QCC304x, and they support all of Qualcomm’s premium audio technologies and the new Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio standard.
James Chapman, VP and GM Voice, Music, and Wearables at Qualcomm Technologies International, said, highlighting the benefits of Qualcomm’s new Bluetooth chips:
Qualcomm’s Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation and Qualcomm aptX Adaptive are included in the QCC305x SoCs for up to 96Khz audio resolution. Finally, as well as cVc Echo Cancellation and Noise Suppression, there’s aptX Voice. All of which are working to improve the clarity of the call and voice. And Qualcomm also promises all-day battery life despite the increased power, but it is up to the individual manufacturer at the end of the day to tune their devices accordingly.
Qualcomm claims Bluetooth 5.2, LE Audio, aptX audio and more are supported by its latest Snapdragon 888 SoC with Qualcomm FastConnect 6900, all of which the new QCC305x will take advantage of. This new standard has not yet been finalized, but it offers features such as multi-stream for multiple synchronized audio streams from a single device, useful for wireless earbuds, and support for personal audio sharing, so that our people around you can share your music from your smartphones.
We should see mid-range earbuds pop up with all the features we currently find on pricier flagship or premium models, those in the $125-$175 range.