As the whole mobile industry tries to cut the cord (literally) on everything, peripherals like wireless headphones have entered the spotlight. And to help them, here comes Qualcomm with its new QCC5100 chipset.
This new processor is meant to provide drastic improvements to the wireless headphones of the future. Besides being kind to the battery, the new Qualcomm QCC5100 series of the chipset will offer other features that will improve your listening experience and interaction with — as what Qualcomm calls it — the “hearables”.
The QC5100 will have Bluetooth 5.0 and 2Mbps Bluetooth with low energy support which Qualcomm claims to consume 65% less power than previous Bluetooth audio solutions.
It will also have support for aptX, aptX HD, Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo, and Enhanced ANC (Active Noice Cancelling) for a better listening experience. Clearly, it’s more than just good sound quality with these devices. More so, it should have a stable connection with your media player and should block out environmental noises.
And for its smart features, the Qualcomm QCC5100 has a dual-core 32-bit processor and it’s digital assistant ready with support for other voice assistants that are now currently in the market. This means that we can expect the smart prowess of the Pixel Buds to arrive in other headphones soon.
We can expect the QCC5100 series in action in the first half of 2018.