In a recent announcement, Qualcomm Technologies and Xiaomi revealed that they have successfully verified meter-level positioning accuracy in the Xiaomi 12T Pro smartphone, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, in Germany. This achievement marks an unprecedented level of accuracy in a commercial smartphone, enabling superior location capabilities for mapping, driving, fitness, and other mobile applications.
Qualcomm’s Meter-Level Positioning for Mobile, combined with Trimble RTX correction services, enables meter-level positioning accuracy in the Xiaomi 12T Pro smartphone. This level of accuracy enhances the user experience in several scenarios, including ridesharing applications, fitness applications, and in-vehicle real-time navigation applications, by providing greater accuracy for location identification, tracking movements, and providing more accurate directions.
The verification tests, including driving tests, were conducted by Qualcomm Technologies, Xiaomi, and Trimble in various scenarios such as open-sky rural roads and urban highways, and demonstrated meter-level positioning variance at a 95% confidence level, a rigorous threshold for mobile location technologies. These tests validate the effectiveness of Qualcomm’s Meter-Level Positioning for Mobile and Trimble RTX correction services in enabling superior location capabilities in smartphones.
Francesco Grilli, Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, said, “This testing is another proof point Snapdragon is enabling the most premium experiences in mobile devices. We’re pleased to partner with Xiaomi and Trimble to implement this feature globally, further increasing the usefulness of smartphones in our daily life by making driving, commuting and overall navigating the world easier.”
David Qin, General Manager of Chip Platform at Xiaomi, expressed his excitement about the partnership with Qualcomm and Trimble, saying, “We’re thrilled to work with Qualcomm Technologies and Trimble to bring superior experiences and more applications into Xiaomi fans’ hands globally. This level of accuracy will empower more users to leverage location-based services in their mobile applications.”
Olivier Casabianca, Vice President of Trimble Positioning Services, also expressed his excitement about bringing Trimble RTX benefits to smartphone users, saying, “Trimble and Qualcomm Technologies have long worked to innovate mobile location technologies, and we look forward to bringing location-based experiences, including navigation, gaming, ridesharing, localized information and more, to a new level.”
The achievement of meter-level positioning accuracy in the Xiaomi 12T Pro smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform is a significant milestone in smartphone technology. This level of accuracy will enable superior location capabilities in various scenarios and enhance the user experience for ridesharing, fitness, and navigation applications. With Qualcomm and Xiaomi partnering to implement this feature globally, users can expect more advanced and useful features in their smartphones in the future.