Qualcomm AR-VR headsets

Qualcomm has announced headsets with eye-tracking powered by a very promising smartphone. The company is finally starting to reveal a calendar that should please the impatient.

A simple smartphone to power a high-level headset in augmented reality or virtual reality? This is the promise of Qualcomm, with eye tracking, full tracking of the 6DoF position and sivi hand movements without controller. Place to the hybrid that can be autonomous or not.

A prototype of Qualcomm multifaceted headset

A prototype of Qualcomm multifaceted headsetWe already knew Qualcomm as a player in the market for autonomous headset chips. We had the right to an attempt on the headsets for smartphone. However, it seems that for Qualcomm, the goal is to develop a hybrid model, with autonomous headsets and able to be connected to a smartphone or pc to gain power. An attractive perspective. This equipment will be based on the Snapdragon XR1 chip, unveiled a year ago and which is specifically designed for these uses.

This “reference design” therefore relies on redistributed computing power, between the headset chip and that present in the device to which it can be connected (a Snapdragon 855).

It is therefore a stand-alone headset, with six-axis movement tracking, room scale, hand movement tracking, interaction with virtual objects, Eye Tracking with a Tobii module or LCD screen. fast-switch with a resolution of 2K per eye and a refresh rate of 72 H. We are therefore very eager to discover this future Qualcomm Hybrid headphones.