Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Best Gaming and LE Audio Experience with Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound Platform

Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. has expanded its Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound platform portfolio, targeting dongles and adapters, to provide an exceptional gaming and audio experience. The updated platform now includes support for Snapdragon Sound Technology, ensuring optimized performance. With the integration of Snapdragon Sound and LE Audio features, latency below 20ms is achieved, delivering lag-free gaming audio. Furthermore, OEMs can leverage this platform to incorporate Auracast broadcast audio functionality into dongles and adapters, allowing seamless connectivity with devices such as phones, laptops, and TVs.

The enhanced Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound platform is specifically designed for gaming, combining Snapdragon Sound and LE Audio to provide ultra-low latency, ensuring lag-free wireless audio and enabling in-game chat with a voice back-channel. When used exclusively for game audio, the latency is further reduced, enhancing the gaming experience.

The platform also supports the latest LE Audio Auracast broadcast capabilities for dongles and adapters. This functionality transforms devices such as TVs, phones, laptops, PCs(Security with Qualcomm), and consoles into premium broadcast platforms, enabling users to share audio content easily. With Snapdragon Sound and Qualcomm aptX Adaptive audio technology, the platform supports high-resolution Bluetooth streaming at 24-bit 96kHz, ensuring premium music playback with exceptional audio quality.

Mike Canevaro, Director of Marketing and Head of Snapdragon Sound at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., stated, “With this latest addition to our Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound portfolio, we are providing our best wireless gaming experience yet. This new platform has been optimized to deliver an ultra-low latency experience for gaming over Bluetooth with Snapdragon Sound, but it also means the same devices can be used for calls and ultra-premium music listening.” Canevaro further emphasized the demand for audio sharing use cases enabled by Auracast Broadcast, allowing users to share audio with multiple friends or family members easily. Additionally, listeners can wirelessly stream Auracast audio in public places, enhancing the audio sharing experience.

In terms of gaming, the platform is optimized for adapters used in audio sources. When combined with Qualcomm S5 and S3 Gen 2 based earbuds and headsets, it ensures reliable connectivity and dynamic latency adaptation based on the external RF environment. Gamers can freely move away from their consoles or PCs while maintaining uninterrupted audio and participating in chat sessions.

With the extended Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound platform portfolio, Qualcomm(EXpand Cloud) Technologies aims to provide an exceptional wireless gaming experience while enabling versatile audio usage across various scenarios, including calls and music listening.

Agarapu Ramesh was founder of the Govindhtech and Computer Hardware enthusiast. He interested in writing Technews articles. Working as an Editor of Govindhtech for one Year and previously working as a Computer Assembling Technician in G Traders from 2018 in India. His Education Qualification MSc.


  1. […] The Snapdragon Sound Technology Suite is Qualcomm’s newest addition to its sound portfolio, and it is about to benefit a variety of electronic devices, including your smart phone, personal computer, gaming console, and other electronic devices. In addition to providing our lowest ever latency of less than 20 milliseconds and other advanced capabilities like as support for LE Audio features such as Auracast Broadcast Audio, the Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound Platform is intended for usage in adapters and was created specifically for that purpose. […]


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