Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 for 5G-connected AR, VR devices

Today, at Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit today, Qualcomm revealed Snapdragon XR2, the world’s first 5G supported XR platform. The company discussed that they have integrated a couple of new improvements over the augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) sections.

The new XR2 platform delivers 2 times better CPU and GPU performance, 4 times better video bandwidth, 6 times better resolution and 11 times better AI algorithm as compared to the existing XR platform. Apart from this, it also supports 7 concurrent cameras.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 for 5G-connected AR, VR devices
Snapdragon XR2 5G platform

As far as visuals are concerned, Snapdragon XR2 Platform supports 1.5 times pixel rate and 3 times the texel rate for efficient, high graphics rendering and offers up to 3K by 3K resolution per eye at 90 frames per second. It is the first XR platform to support 8K 360o videos at 60 fps for photorealistic visuals in streaming and local playback.

As far as interactivity is concerned, Snapdragon XR2 Platform supports seven concurrent cameras and a custom computer vision processor. Multiple concurrent cameras enable highly accurate real-time tracking of the head, lips, and eyes together with 26-point skeletal hand tracking.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 for 5G-connected AR, VR devices
Snapdragon XR2 Platform

As far as Audio is concerned, Snapdragon XR2 Platform offers a 3D spatial sound that provides crystal clear voice interactions to deepen immersion. It comes with an always-on, low power Qualcomm Hexagon DSP to support hardware-accelerated features like voice activation and context detection. It helps users to keep their ears in the real world but head in the digital world.

As far as AI and 5G are concerned, Snapdragon XR2 platform comes with plenty of AI improvements especially in the fields of visuals, interactivity, and audio. On the other hand, it is the world’s first XR platform to support 5G connectivity.

The company revealed that many OEMs are developing their range of products based on Snapdragon XR2 Platform. Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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