IFA’s annual European technology exhibition was withdrawn due to the COVID-19 disease outbreak, but Qualcomm’s digital presentations around the world are not halted. Sadly, to see the latest gadgets in effect you will have to wait a while till the situation is under control around the world.
Certainly, the greatest news for Qualcomm at IFA is that 5G from the Snapdragon 6 midrange series is expanded to an even cheaper stage. It applies to series 4 of Snapdragon chips for $125 to $250 models. This also ensures that the 5G infrastructure will be available to approximately 3.5 billion consumers around the world because of Qualcomm and that too before any other network could work on it and that too without any contracts. Qualcomm wants to integrate high-quality cameras and displays to be available in the high-end smartphone devices than cheaper ones while retaining their performance for applications and games.
Qualcomm also launches the latest Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G PC chipset, which demonstrates how mobile phones build will shape the upcoming PCs and notebooks. The first generation 8cx was released back in 2018 and now is available on Lenovo’s Flex 5 G laptop (also known as Yoga 5G), which allows Windows applications to function throughout the day and even by using the Nascent 5G network technology of Verizon.
It’s not shocking that the second-generation 8cx delivers standard PC chip speeds and power benefits which are up to 18% higher and with an increase of up to 39% on the overall machine processing power than those of the new Intel Core i5 Processor 10th generation chipsets running at 15 watts power. And again a 5G variant will be available, but it is uncertain if improvements have been made in it or not. The most important developments are generally in the camera and video that will increase the overall experience for corporate video conferencing.
As a result, 8cx Gen 2 computers will offer 4K video and HDR resolutions for 32MP cameras with a bandwidth of 4K60 monitors & 4K internal laptop monitor. The mixture of high-resolution cameras and display technologies could make calls stunning while using the conference software and a good wireless network. Qualcomm has also stated that it will provide an immersive surround sound support on the acoustic side, along with the Aqstic echo reduction and noise reduction functions, which makes it more exciting and clear sound calls than ever before.
One aspect that’s being skipped is the dedicated 8cx Gen 2 AI engine, which is kind of a big move forward that did not seem to take with the initial 8cx report. Promising 9 tops, the AI system is going to enable constant eye contact for video calls, animated avatars for video chatting as a personal option to live video streaming, and seven times better vulnerability identification for some apps for data security — but none are possibly unique to the Gen 2 chipset.
In conclusion, Qualcomm announces Adaptive ANC, an integrated noise cancelation feature which has been updated in recent weeks for its advanced QCC514x chipset for fully wireless Bluetooth earphones. The latest functionality offers a peak background noise cancellation of -25 decibels at some frequencies, lowering the acoustic range by -5-10 decibels while adjusting automatically for the existing user’s ear tips as well as for the environmental conditions too. Carriers will not have to think about having a close fit of their earbuds, because the framework is suited for jogging and other sports.
There are 2 organizations confirming support for the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 officially: Acer has introduced the Spin 7 convertible laptop and HP is working on an unspecified, undisclosed business-focused PC, which is planned for year-end launch. Other tech giants like Motorola, Oppo, and Xiaomi are planning to release their own 5G devices in the first quarter of 2021 with the Snapdragon 4 series chipsets, though the names of the smartphone devices and the chips being used in them are not yet disclosed.