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Qualcomm reveals the three advantages it expects from its partnership with Sony Semiconductor Options: Digital Pictures Overview

In the course of the opening keynote at its annual Snapdragon Summit the place it revealed its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 cellular platform, Qualcomm introduced it has partnered with Sony Semiconductor Options to work alongside each other inside Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters to push cellular imaging into the long run.

Whereas the precise particulars of this partnership stay beneath wraps, Qualcomm talked about three particular advantages it expects to realize from the partnership because it pertains to digicam developments.

The primary profit is the flexibility to expedite picture processing improvement on Snapdragon 8 units. Imaging capabilities of smartphones are among the most vital options of newer flagship units and it appears Qualcomm’s plan is to make use of Sony’s experience within the space to extra quickly enhance its picture sign processing know-how.

{A photograph} of Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters. Picture credit score: Qualcomm

The second profit is the flexibility to rapidly and simply prototype one another’s latest know-how and even co-develop joint prototypes collectively. By being in the identical constructing and sharing the identical amenities, each Qualcomm and Sony save the additional steps and paperwork concerned when the partnership isn’t beneath a single roof.

This brings us to the third profit, which is optimized structure between every firm’s {hardware}. Being in shut proximity means sooner iteration cycles and improved communication to get higher digicam techniques to market sooner than ever and to ‘create the digicam of the long run [that] will take skilled picture high quality to the subsequent stage.’

Sony’s 1″ picture sensor inside its Xperia Professional-I smartphone.

Time will inform what fruit this partnership bears, but it surely appears promising to have two leaders of their respective business working collectively to push know-how ahead. Might we someday see the advantages of this partnership ‘trickle up’ to bigger digicam sensors destined for extra conventional digicam techniques? It’s very potential. However, for now, let’s simply see what’s going to come of this collaboration within the smartphone world.

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