Qualcomm and Xiaomi Successfully Verify Global Meter-Level Positioning on Smartphone

Qualcomm and Xiaomi Successfully Verify Global Meter-Level Positioning on Smartphone

Qualcomm Technologies and Xiaomi have announced that they successfully verified meter-level positioning in Xiaomi 12T Pro powered by the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, in Germany. Qualcomm® Meter-Level Positioning for Mobile enables superior location capabilities and was first launched by Xiaomi via its Xiaomi 11 Pro and Xiaomi 11 Ultra in China.

Meter-level positioning accuracy can improve smartphone user experience in numerous scenarios, including mapping, driving, and other mobile applications. For instance, it enables greater accuracy when using:

  • Ridesharing applications to identify pick-up locations for both driver and rider.
  • Fitness applications to track users’ movements in outdoor activities including biking and running.
  • In-vehicle real-time navigation applications for increased lane-level accuracy with greater map details and more accurate directions.

This unprecedented level of accuracy in a commercial smartphone is enabled through Qualcomm® Meter-Level Positioning for Mobile in combination with Trimble RTX Correction Services. When integrated with Snapdragon mobile platforms, Trimble RTX supercharges premium phones’ positioning capabilities.

Accuracy 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.

“This testing is another proof point Snapdragon is enabling the most premium experiences in mobile devices,” said Francesco Grilli, Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies. He added: “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.”

“We’re thrilled to work with Qualcomm Technologies and Trimble to bring superior experiences and more applications into Xiaomi fans’ hands, globally,” said David Qin, General Manager of Chip Platform, Xiaomi. He added: “This level of accuracy will empower more users to leverage location-based services in their mobile applications.”

“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,” said Olivier Casabianca, Vice President, Trimble Positioning Services. He added: “We’re excited to bring Trimble RTX benefits to smartphone users, together with Qualcomm Technologies and phone makers such as Xiaomi.”

Click here to learn more about Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform.

Click here to learn more about Trimble RTX positioning technology.

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