Qualcomm has already its grab over the mobile processor market and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is one of the extensively used processors by the mobile manufacturers. The company is ready to set their foot in AR and VR industry at a bigger level. The company has announced XR1( Extended Reality), Qualcomm’s first chip, entirely dedicated to the VR and AR devices.
This newly announced chip is an entry-level chip, which is made for simple AR and VR based work rather than “room scale tracking”. This chip cost cheaper than usual and the company is aiming this chip for the entry level of augmented and virtual reality gadgets.
Qualcomm entering this segment of the industry can really be considered a big thing, as they can reshape the way VR and AR industry global structure. Qualcomm has described this device as a platform offering mainstream users high-quality XR experiences, it will enable consumers to enjoy their favourite movies, programs and sports in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second for high-quality VR HMDs. It’s Qualcomm Spectra Image Signal Processor will significantly improve the picture quality in high-quality AR Headsets. It’s integrated display process provides a wide range of display options which includes dual display support, 3D overlays and also supports API including Open GL, Open CL and Vulkan.
The XR1 processor utilises uses Qualcomm Technologies 3D Audio Suite, Qualcomm Aqstic™ Audio Technologies, and Qualcomm® aptX™ Audio for providing a high quality of audio experience.
Consumers can enjoy the virtual world like never before with the help of With three- and six-degrees of freedom (3DoF, 6DoF) head tracking and controller capabilities for XR devices
It is just an entry level product, but with the entry of Qualcomm to AR and VR we surely believe, it will produce a range of AR and VR dedicated chips in the coming future.
For more info on this follow the press release from here