Wireless earbuds are one of the latest advancements in audio tech, but two major problems continue to hold them back – battery life and wireless reception. Qualcomm’s latest wireless earbud chipset (QCC5100) promises a huge leap forward in battery life, almost tripling what current generation devices can get. In addition, better wireless transmit power should resolve most reception issues. It looks like Qualcomm just made a somewhat niche product more practical for the masses.
Qualcomm’s new chipset also has double the processing power of its last one (CSR8675) that powers Google’s Pixel Buds, allowing for improved noise canceling, smart assistant integration and more. This could also solve issues in the next Pixel Buds, as the current model has ambitious features like language translation that just don’t work as well as advertised. Qualcomm hasn’t announced specific dates as to when we can expect new and improved earbuds, but they claim to be in talks with multiple manufacturers.
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