Qualcomm has unveiled a Bluetooth Audio SOC known as QCC3026. The chipset will be powering budget-friendly Bluetooth wireless earbuds and headset. Qualcomm isn’t slowing down soon, the company recently announced the entry-level Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 chipsets as well
The company also introduced the Snapdragon 2500 which will work for kids’ smart wearables. Now, the new SOC will serve as Bluetooth audio SoC. It will focus on improving entry-level to mid-tier Bluetooth headsets.
One of the features includes a TrueWireless Stereo technology and protocols, which Qualcomm says will reduce power consumption by up to 50% compared to regular headsets. The chip will start powering headsets and earbuds from the second half of 2018.
However, the first earbuds housing the chip is already out. The Oppo’s O-Free Wireless earphones we reported earlier is powered by this chipset and can go up to 4 hours away from the charging box. We can’t wait to see other budget-friendly headphones and earbuds being powered by this chip from Qualcomm.