July 5, 2022

What is Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound?

Best answer: Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound is an optimized chain of audio technologies and software that is designed to deliver high-resolution music, crystal-clear voice calls, and lag-free gaming with superior connectivity and extended battery life.

What you need to know

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Snapdragon Sound isn’t a thing you can see or touch. It’s branding for a full chain of audio optimizations designed for Bluetooth between your phone (or other portable Snapdragon-powered devices like a Quest 2) and your headphones or speakers. Some of it is hardware-based and some of it is software-based.

Qualcomm hasn’t really introduced anything new in this area. Instead, Snapdragon Sound is a way for companies that make products like the best Android phones or Bluetooth headphones to license all of the technology that will bring better sound in one swipe.