Xiaomi is one of Qualcomm’s partners for the launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. During the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm confirmed several things about the Xiaomi 13.
The future Xiaomi 13 — or Xiaomi 14? – will be among the first smartphones to feature Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. Until then, nothing surprising, the Chinese brand usually offers the latest Qualcomm chips in its flagships.
The ideal smartphone for cloud gaming?
But now, Qualcomm has been carried away by another indiscretion regarding the next Xiaomi smartphones. They will be the first to integrate the Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 chip on top of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, to unlock additional advanced features.
Specifically, there is talk of offering Wi-Fi 7 with the HBS Multi-Link. Behind these names are better speeds and better latency control. Qualcomm promises sub-5ms latency on these devices. HBS allows for aggregation in the 5 and 6 GHz frequency bands. If all of these announcements are very exciting, they will also require you to upgrade your router or box to take advantage of them.
Qualcomm also mentioned Bluetooth 5.3 integration with Bluetooth LE Audio.
All these elements point to the fact that the next Xiaomi 13 should be among the best smartphones on the market for wireless connection and, therefore, by extension for cloud gaming. High performance and low latency are the two most important elements for this purpose.
The wait will not be very long, Qualcomm mentioned that the first products with its technologies will arrive in 2022: “a matter of weeks”.
NB: Our reporter Cassim Ketfi is in Hawaii to cover Snapdragon Summit 2022 as part of a Qualcomm-hosted press trip.
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