Qualcomm has recently launched the Qualcomm S7 & S7 Pro Gen1 Sound platforms during at the recent Snapdragon Summit 2023. Aimed for powering earbuds, headphones, and speakers, the new S7 & S7 Pro Gen1 Sound platforms offers combination of high-performance, low power compute, on-device AI, and advanced connectivity to deliver a new era of audio innovation.
The S7 Pro also includes micro-power Wi-Fi to extend the range of audio devices far beyond what is possible today using only Bluetooth – allowing users to walk around a home, building or campus while listening to music or making calls.
“These platforms set a new benchmark for high-performance sound at ultra-low power. They are packed with premium technologies that work together with on-device AI to deliver immersive and personalized audio experiences wherever you go – whether in a meeting, socializing, gaming, listening to music or just needing some quiet time,” Dino Bekis, vice president and general manager, Wearables and Mixed Signals Solutions, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The S7 Pro Platform with our micro-power Wi-Fi and revolutionary Qualcomm XPAN technology further transforms the sound experience by enabling whole home and building audio coverage, support for up to 192kHz multi-channel lossless music streaming and enhanced multi-channel spatial audio for gaming.”
The Snapdragon Sound Technology is featured on the newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform and Snapdragon X Elite and when paired with a device powered by the S7 or S7 Pro platforms consumer will experience sound in way that has not been possible until now.
On Qualcomm’s latest State of Sound Report, it was reported that premium audio experiences are front of mind for listeners, with 73% of respondents stating, “I make sure that sound quality on my devices gets better and better with every purchase.” Demand for music quality is also at an all-time high, with 69% of respondents listing lossless audio quality as a purchase driver for their next set of earbuds.