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Qualcomm’s latest chipset will provide wireless earbuds higher battery life and more


Qualcomm’s QCC5100 is a little tiny system with a chip that you will apparently never see. But it can make your life a little better. The chip is designed for real wireless headphones and whatever Qualcomm calls “hearable” — headphones with wearable design smart features.

The best comparison for the new chip is Qualcomm’s CSR8675, which provides the power Google’s Pixel Buds. The QCC5100 gives more processing power for smart features and sensor support, while also saving 65 % based on power consumption. This also has the effective noise-canceling hardware. Qualcomm announces that headphones based on the chip could offer 25 % greater battery life than “the most popular true wireless headset on the market now” (AirPods). And Qualcomm also claims to have an excellent blend of power consumption for music playback and voice calls.

Hopefully, this chipset will allow more makers to add features such as Pixel Buds’ 0-delay voice assistant, and perhaps the additional sensor support can help Google add automatic music pausing to a Pixel Buds sequel. Would not that be something!

But, most importantly, the QCC5100 has dual 120MHz CPU cores, which is probably enough power to run Doom. We must see new products based on the QCC5100 in the middle of this year.

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