Qualcomm has just unveiled its first augmented reality (AR) reference design based on the Snapdragon XR1 platform, which is equipped to deliver high-performance, immersive experiences, and lower power consumption. Put simply, it’s an AR smart viewer with versatility to tether to a compatible smartphone, Windows PC, or processing puck, all the while being optimized for devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Platforms. Read more for a video and additional information.
This platform has split-processing that enables the AR smart viewer’s on-device optimizations to deliver a 30% reduction in overall power consumption on the system. When tethered to a PC, the smart viewer combines plane detection and the ability to render multiple virtual displays to allow virtual PC windows to be anchored to planes in the real world. Plus, it offers support for an 8MB RGB camera with image stabilization on the AR smart viewer delivers hands-free, “See What I See” use cases like remote assistance, while dual monochrome cameras on the smart viewer enable six- degrees of freedom (6DoF) head tracking as well as hand tracking with gesture recognition.
- Next-level Hardware - Make every move count with a blazing-fast processor and our highest-resolution display
- All-In-One Gaming - With backward compatibility, you can explore new titles and old favorites in the expansive Quest content library
- Immersive Entertainment - Get the best seat in the house to live concerts, groundbreaking films, exclusive events and more
- Quest 2 requires your Facebook account to log in, making it easy to meet up with friends in VR and discover communities around the world
- Easy Setup - Just open the box, set up with the smartphone app and jump into VR. No PC or console needed. Requires wireless internet access and the Oculus app (free download) to set up device
With the global deployment and success of our Nreal Light device, we are committed to delivering more content and innovative user experiences in the future. Split-processing between a glass and smartphone or host device unlocks a new type of immersion and we look forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies to drive that roadmap,” said Chi Xu, founder and CEO, Nreal.