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How we all got one step closer to the future after Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020

Qualcomm Platform Solutions Ecosystem Program participants announce incredible technologies at last year’s Summit.

Mar 2, 2021

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Just two months ago we wrapped up Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020. While we could not host the event at its regular Hawaiian island location, the event was nonetheless highly anticipated.  

The highlight was our announcement of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform, a powerhouse that delivers unbelievable experiences to users with smartphones enabled by Snapdragon.

The Snapdragon platform is like premium ingredients for chefs or, in this case, our ecosystem partners (the Independent Software Vendors, the Independent Hardware Vendors, and the Application Vendors). They’re the ones who use the Snapdragon "ingredients" (the extraordinary components in the Snapdragon platform) to deliver Michelin-star-worthy "dishes" (new experiences) to their customers.

The Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform provides ecosystem partners with some mouthwatering ingredients, such as the cutting-edge 5G modems, the 6th gen Qualcomm AI Engine, and a wholly re-engineered Qualcomm Hexagon processor. There’s also the incredible image engine Qualcomm Spectra ISP — the photography engine that will make you forget all about your SLR camera. And just when you thought we stuffed all the ingredients we could into an extremely robust mobile platform, we say, “wait, there’s more.”

The Qualcomm Platform Solutions Ecosystem Program provides ecosystem partners with timely and exclusive access to the Snapdragon "ingredients." Thanks to the Qualcomm Platform Solutions Ecosystem, partners can port and validate their solutions on our platforms and deliver world-class smartphones.

Here is a recap of some of the incredible features announced by our ecosystem partners  during Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020.

Partner Use Case Description


AI Autozoom


Capture video while automatically tracking & focusing the subject while ensuring a smooth transition between multiple cameras. Leverages AI-based Object Tracking, Video Stabilization and Video Zoom.


Super Movie

Unwanted Passerby Removal

(Multi-Instance Video Segmentation technology based)

Segment multiple subjects in a video (even though they overlap) to add different background and foreground effects


Super Video Quality

Video capture with significant IQ enhancements (low light, HDR, denoise etc.)


Context-based AR effects

Enhance photos with timely and relevant content (stickers, filters, AR); go back in time and add relevant content to photos from your gallery; enhance photos with relevant content from nearby locations (stickers, filters), HD-AR exclusive lenses for special events, locations, and days


(AIMET announcement)

Accelerated Segmentation Lenses

Announcement highlighted AI Model Efficiency Toolkit(AIMET) use at Snapchat for improving performance and accuracy of segmentation-based ML models which power a significant number of Snapchat lenses, used by a large user base


Semantic Segmentation based IQ

Category-specific IQ enhancements based on AI semantic segmentation


NLP Collaboration announcement

Announcement on collaboration to accelerate next-gen Natural Language Processing based use cases

Audio Analytic

Ambient context detection & action

AI-based acoustic scene/context recognition & intelligently take relevant action



Trinamix's spectroscopy technology for material/composition detection, can be used for health/wellness applications


Image attestation

Image attestation with location data and signature using secure camera pipeline, tamper proof validity of captured images


Congratulations to our ecosystem partners for bringing these incredible technologies to smartphone users enabled with Snapdragon. After a year of painstaking work, we can now relax and enjoy.

Well, not really. We are currently working with our ecosystem partners to bring new technologies to the upcoming Snapdragon Platforms.


Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm AI Engine, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Platform Solutions Ecosystem Program, and Qualcomm Spectra are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. AIMET is a product of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.


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Senior Product Manager, Qualcomm Technologies