Qualcomm says its new chip will improve wireless headphones battery and playback time

Qualcomm is doing a great job in the chip industry – no doubts; this time around the company wants to deal with interference and battery life in wireless in-ear headphones. Qualcomm is offering a better solution with Qcc5100, its new chip.

Headphones can have almost three times the battery-life of old models with reduced power consumption and in turn improve the playback time.

In a statement to Gizmodo, Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm’s Voice & Music business unit said:

It’s a big step forward in the hearable category

The Qcc5100 has significantly better transmit power, which should reduce the number of times headphones cut out when you’re riding a packed subway or moving through a hellishly crowded airport. The chip supports Bluetooth 5, which was only announced in 2016, and just began to appear in devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone X, last year.

The Qcc5100 goes further to give existing chips twice the processing power, which we recall being seen in headphones such as Jabra Sport Elite and Bose Free Sport.What this implies is that Qualcomm Qcc5100 chip allows noise-cancellation and helps turn the volume down when it detects an announcement being made on a train.

Qualcomm communicated that they are working with a number of manufacturers.

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