At CES earlier this year, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs revealed the Snapdragon 800, the latest and most powerful processor from the stables of the American company with features like a built-in LTE Modem, IZat location technology and UltraHD video output among others included with the chipset. Earlier today, Qualcomm announced two new features that would be included with the processor called Voice Activation and Quick Charge 2.0. Also Read - MWC 2018: Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 700 mobile platform series with on-device AI for affordable smartphones
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Voice activation, Qualcomm says, is a listening feature that is always on, consuming low amounts of power and only wakes the phone up when the user gives a voice command. This essentially is a voice-recognition software that will power on a device be it off or in Airplane-mode, without the user having to press any button. The command can be any random sentence that the phone manufacturer has programmed into the device and the chip will look for the familiar phrase and voice to power up.
The Quick Charge 2.0 feature on the other hand considerably reduces the time it takes to fully charge a device with the new processor and will be present in both the device as well as the wall charger. Under lab conditions the company says, they observed that a device charges nearly 75 percent faster than before. Qualcomm says quick charge 2.0 is backward compatible too, which means that adapters with the new feature can charge older devices and devices with this technology can be powered by older adapters too.
According to Qualcomm, devices and chargers with these new features will most likely markets by the end of this year and early 2014.