Developers have access to new Qualcomm products *years* in advance of a new SoC release, and the QCC5171 materials started coming out in mid-2021, and before that potential customers developers were read into the architecture and roadmap much earlier than that, as much as a year earlier in 2020.Are there plans in the beginning stages yet for a new "UTWS" model with the newly announced Qualcomm S5 sound platform chipsets? Most likely the QCC5171 chipset.
I know new product design takes time, so Im guessing it would be a 2023 product at the earliest since we are already almost halfway through 2022, but I am hoping plans are beginning to take shape on the new chipset.
We don't have access to that information, but the partners and customers of Qualcomm certainly had access 2+ years ago, and I would hope @FiiO has been plugged in to that ecosystem of Qualcomm information exchange for over a decade.
That is why I am surprised that @FiiO is holding at the QCC5124 level which probably came out to the developer partner companies in 2018, released in June 2020. @FiiO seems to be holding at 2-3 iterations behind current and soon to be released SoC's.
Here are the QCC5171 public infomation listed with publication dates, software downloads, and hardware information - if you have customer access:
I assume @FiiO is already signed up with Qualcomm, for others there is a process to sign up and start the verification process that leads to access to the non-public info: