Qualcomm announces its new extended reality platform
Snapdragon XR2 5GB glasses integrate virtual reality experiences, augmented and mixed reality
The US company, Qualcomm, explained that the new platform is based on Snapdragon XR2 5G glasses, presented in December last year. Extended reality (XR) encompasses the experiences of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality, compatible with the 5G network.
Like the Snapdragon XR2 5G platform, the new extended reality glasses combine innovations in 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with extended reality technology. Both platforms support seven cameras simultaneously: one for each eye that follows the eye movement, four external cameras and an additional one for facial or labial tracking.
Some of the main benefits of these new glasses is that they can be used for industrial designs, have lower development costs and allow faster marketing, as explained by Eloy Fustero, director of Business Development of the company in Spain, at an event press conference held by the company prior to the Mobile World Congress.
Fustero has indicated that the combination of XR with 5G “is perfect” because “it is not necessary to have all the processing on the smartphone or the computer”, because part of the processing can be transferred to the network.
Last week Qualcomm also announced the new Snapdragon X60 5G modem and the new ultra Surface Acustic Wave (SAW) technology. The new modem has been designed by the company to help raise the maximum speeds of 5G networks, which will allow operators to increase capacity and coverage.