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Qualcomm S3 Gen 3 and S5 Gen 3 Next-Generation Sound Platforms Unveiled

Qualcomm S3 Gen 3 and S5 Gen 3 Next-Generation Sound Platforms Unveiled

by Aiman MaulanaMarch 26, 2024
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Qualcomm has just unveiled two groundbreaking sound platforms, the Qualcomm S3 Gen 3 and Qualcomm S5 Gen 3 Sound Platforms, promising unparalleled sound experiences never before seen in the S5 and S3 tiers.

Qualcomm S3 Gen 3 and S5 Gen 3

Qualcomm S3 Gen 3 and S5 Gen 3 Next-Generation Sound Platforms Unveiled

The Qualcomm S3 Gen 3 sound platform is set to revolutionize mid-tier devices, offering rich experiences through its unprecedented support for 3rd party solutions from the Qualcomm Voice & Music Extension Program. This program boasts a vibrant ecosystem of providers offering innovative technologies such as hearing enhancement, spatial audio, echo cancellation, and health tracking. These validated technologies ensure that OEMs can deliver feature-rich devices to consumers with minimal time to market.

On the other hand, the Qualcomm S5 Gen 3 sound platform is geared towards the premium tier, boasting a new architecture that drives developer innovation to deliver elevated sound experiences. With three times more compute and 50 times more AI power than its predecessor, the S5 Gen 3 platform empowers devices to respond seamlessly to users’ environments, delivering responsive sound experiences whether at work, at home, or on the go.

Dino Bekis, Vice President and General Manager of Wearables and Mixed Signals Solutions at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., expressed the company’s commitment to elevating the sound experience across its portfolio. He highlighted the significance of the Qualcomm Voice & Music Extension Program in providing OEMs with innovative audio technologies to differentiate their products and meet consumer demands for richer features and experiences at more accessible price points.

Qualcomm S3 Gen 3 and S5 Gen 3 Next-Generation Sound Platforms Unveiled

Bekis also emphasized the potential of the S5 Gen 3 platform’s new architecture and increased AI capabilities in enabling OEMs to develop intelligent devices that monitor the user’s environment and usage patterns, delivering personalized sound experiences.

Excitement is brewing as vivo, a prominent smartphone manufacturer, prepares to introduce the world’s first device powered by the Qualcomm S3 Gen 3 sound platform. A spokesperson from vivo expressed their enthusiasm for leveraging this powerful platform to deliver audiophile-quality music listening experiences to customers, promising to unveil more details about the upcoming launch soon.

With Qualcomm’s latest sound platforms, consumers can anticipate a new era of audio innovation that elevates their sound experiences across a wide range of devices.


Pokdepinion: It sounds promising but then again, a lot of people have put emphasis on “listening as the artists’ intended” a lot over the years, so I will wait and hear this myself before I pass judgment.

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