More and more manufacturers are removing the audio jack from their phones. Although Qualcomm isn’t a phone manufacturer, it also wants the audio jack to go. Today, the chipset manufacturer announced a new codec called aptX Adaptive for improved audio for wireless devices.
Qualcomm says there is an increase in demand for hi-res wireless audio and its new codec is designed to provide that. Unlike some other audio codecs that only works when listening to music, aptX Adaptive automatically adjusts and “provide optimum audio quality” based on content. So it doesn’t matter if you are playing games, streaming music, or watching a movie, with aptX Adaptive, you get high-quality audio. Latency is also low.
The codec is backward compatible with aptX and aptX HD, has a compression ratio of between 5:1 – 10:1, and supports 24-bit 48kHZ audio formats.
Qualcomm says the new codec will debut on an upcoming Snapdragon chipset which may as well be the Snapdragon 855/SM8150 chipset that will power next year’s flagships.