Qualcomm announces phones with Snapdragon SoCs will receive enhanced location tracking and lane-level guidance

Beginning in the second quarter of 2022, Samsung Galaxy smartphones powered by Qualcomm chipsets will improve in terms of location tracking.

More specifically, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888 chipsets will soon benefit from new Trimble RTX technologies that provide meter-level location precision.

Qualcomm announces better location tracking for Snapdragon SoC powered phones

Qualcomm announced today that the Trimble RTX GNSS correction services platform and technologies would be made available in the coming weeks via firmware upgrades for two flagship-grade Snapdragon chipsets (8 Gen 1 and 888).

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Devices powered by these chipsets should be able to do more precise location-based tracking and provide user experiences like automobile navigation with lane-level guiding with an accuracy of roughly 3 feet (1 metre).

Although Samsung was not mentioned in Qualcomm’s media release, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 888 chipsets power a few Galaxy handsets, which might benefit from these Trimble RTX technologies when they become available in Q2.

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In other words, your Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Snapdragon 888-powered Samsung phone should improve its GPS and location tracking and automobile navigation capabilities over the next few months.

The Galaxy S21 FE 5G, the Galaxy S21 series, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G, and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G are all powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor. The Galaxy S22 range is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor.

Keep in mind that some SoCs are only accessible in a few areas. In others, these phones are powered by Exynos SoCs and are unlikely to benefit from Trimble RTX innovations very soon.

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