Qualcomm and Samsung are teaming up to fight Apple’s Vision Pro

Qualcomm just launched the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2, a new spatial computing processor that will power Samsung’s XR headset that will contend with Apple’s Vision Pro. The crucial features are support forsuper-sharp displays,multi-camera shadowing, and a boost in performance to meet the grueling tackle demands of an immersive workspace.

Qualcomm is the leading supplier of XR chips for a variety of manufacturers and led the way with the first mixed reality VR headsets featuring color passthrough, like the Meta Quest Pro, HTC Vive XR Elite, and Pico 4 Enterprise. Moving into spatial computing, still, takes indeed further processing power.

Compared to the maximum 3K- per- eye resolution of the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2, the new plus variant( Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2) supports up to four times as numerous display pixels at4.3K- per- eye, which is twice the image sharpness for each eye at 90Hz. That makes a difference when viewing multiple virtual defenses with textbook and detailed, immersive content. The resolution can be tuned for advanced frame rates if demanded. For illustration, a 120 Hz refresh rate is possible at3.7K- per- eye.

The Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 can process 12 cameras to directly track your terrain, head, hands, and eyes, and supports multiplexing to handle further if demanded. That should allow perfect synchronization of your movements with virtual objects for a satisfying mixed reality experience and the capability to identify subtle hand gestures.

To reuse these tackle challenges, Qualcomm increased the GPU frequence by 15 and boosted the CPU timepiece by 20. With bettered performance, further than 4K plates resolution at 90Hz, and support for 12 or further shadowing cameras, XR headsets grounded on this chip have enough processing power to make for compelling spatial computing headsets.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 platform summary.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 platform summary. Qualcomm

Qualcomm said further than five manufacturers are working on new headsets with the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2. Samsung and Google are partnering on an Apple Vision Pro rival. HTC and Immersed, a virtual desktop app inventor, are also in progress on headsets with the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2.

Qualcomm’s rearmost advertisement follows a string of emotional new processors, including the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chip used in Meta’s Quest 3 VR headset, the Snapdragon AR1 Gen1 in the Ray- Ban Meta Smart spectacles, and the Snapdragon X Elite for Windows laptops that combines effectiveness and performance to contend well against Apple’s M3 MacBook Pro.

Samsung’s rival to the Vision Pro is still unannounced, but easily the fight for spatial computing is on, and the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 will play an important part.

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