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Qualcomm and Xiaomi Demonstrated Mobile Meter-Level Positioning Capabilities Worldwide, Unlocking Superior Location Capabilities



  • Qualcomm Technologies and Xiaomi successfully verified meter-level positioning in a Xiaomi 12 T Pro device powered by the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform in Germany.
  • Xiaomi leveraged Qualcomm® Meter-Level Positioning for Mobile in combination with Trimble RTX® correction services.
  • Meter-level positioning can significantly improve location capabilities in smartphones for excellent user experience when using mapping, driving, and location-based mobile applications.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Xiaomi today 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, Inc. “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. “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. “We’re excited to bring Trimble RTX benefits to smartphone users, together with Qualcomm Technologies and phone makers such as Xiaomi.”

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm is enabling a world where everyone and everything can be intelligently connected. Our one technology roadmap allows us to efficiently scale the technologies that launched the mobile revolution – including advanced connectivity, high-performance, low-power compute, on-device intelligence and more – to the next generation of connected smart devices across industries. Innovations from Qualcomm and our family of Snapdragon platforms will help enable cloud-edge convergence, transform industries, accelerate the digital economy, and revolutionize how we experience the world, for the greater good.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business. Snapdragon and Qualcomm branded products are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Qualcomm patented technologies are licensed by Qualcomm Incorporated.

About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. Embracing our vision of “Make friends with users and be the coolest company in the users’ hearts”, Xiaomi continuously pursues innovations, high-quality user experience, and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.

Xiaomi is one of the world’s leading smartphone companies. The company’s market share in terms of smartphone shipments ranked no. 3 globally in the fourth quarter of 2021. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, more than 434 million smart devices connected to its platform (excluding smartphones and laptops) as of December 31, 2021, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2021, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the third time, ranking 338th, up 84 places compared to 2020.

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index, and Hang Seng China 50 Index.

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