Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced its latest premium-tier XR platform – Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 – which is set to fuel the next generation of mixed and virtual devices, targeting metaverse customers.

Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 offers 50% higher sustained power and 30% improved thermal performance. The use of concurrent multimedia and perception technologies makes it possible to create life-like human expressions in the metaverse while maintaining a low-profile design.

Moreover, the Snapdragon XR2+ platform introduces a new image processing pipeline that achieves less than 10ms latency to unlock superior full-color video pass-through MR experiences. The platform enables concurrent perception technologies, including head, hand and controller tracking; 3D reconstruction; as well as low-latency video pass-through. ​Seven concurrent cameras allow the physical and virtual worlds to blend into one all-encompassing MR experience through video pass-through alongside precise motion tracking and automatic room mapping. The platform’s high pixel density brings PC-quality virtual landscapes to life while providing support for multiple sensors and cameras that give nuanced facial expressions to more realistic avatars.

Multiple OEMs have already committed to commercializing devices powered by Snapdragon XR2+.

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