With the aim of expanding the power of smartphones equipped with Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm has just announced a collaboration with Sony to develop next-generation cell phones.
In a press release, Qualcomm says, “Through this collaboration, the two companies intend to push the boundaries of what’s possible in mobile technology, offering users unparalleled experiences and driving progress in the smartphone industry.”
Both companies are said to be joining forces to integrate “advanced Snapdragon mobile platforms” into Sony’s upcoming smartphone releases, “providing users with enhanced functionality, higher performance and more immersive user experiences.”
Xperia Pro and Compact the first beneficiaries?
Although Sony presented the new Xperia 1 V with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Xperia 10 V with Snapdragon 695 a few weeks ago, there are indications that more smartphones from the brand may debut in the near future.
The Xperia Pro-I II would be one of these models, with an even greater focus on the camera, adopting two large photographic sensors of 1 inch each and being able to bring as a differential a greater integration with the future chip Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2 or even 8 Gen 3 , whose release is scheduled for October.
Rumors also indicate that Sony would be considering the return of the Xperia Compact line with the debut of its first foldable smartphone with a high-performance processor, this being another ideal model to debut the partnership with Qualcomm.
“We are excited to continue working with our longtime partner, Sony, to bring the next generation of premium mobile technologies to consumers,” said OH Kwon, senior vice president, Qualcomm. “This collaboration is an exciting opportunity for us to deliver innovative user experiences to help meet the demands of consumers around the world.”
Tsutomu Hamaguchi, Head of Mobile Communications Business Unit at Sony Corporation, said, “The Xperia 1 V, which is Sony’s latest flagship smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, has been very well received by customers. . We look forward to continuing our work with Qualcomm Technologies to deliver premium and engaging experiences on future smartphones powered by Snapdragon processors.”
More details related to future equipment should emerge in the coming months, including more enlightening information regarding the benefits of the partnership between Qualcomm and Sony for consumers. Will we have a “Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Xperia” on the way, as Samsung may once again release its own top-of-the-line Exynos chip with the Galaxy S24?