Qualcomm Technologies announced its premium-tier XR platform – Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 – to power the next generation of mixed and virtual (MR and VR) devices targeting metaverse customers.
Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 offers 50 percent higher sustained power and 30 percent improved thermal performance. This allows more concurrent multimedia and perception technologies to be utilized simultaneously enabling full-sensory interactions, like creating life-like human expressions in the metaverse, without compromising form factor.
Snapdragon XR2+ platform introduces a new image processing pipeline which 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.
Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 Platform will be powering Meta Quest Pro that was announced at today’s Meta Connect 2022. Each Quest Pro comes with 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and 10 high-res sensors, five inside the headset and five outside.
The Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers are powered by Snapdragon 662 Platform, which allows them to self-track through multiple embedded positional cameras and offers ultra-low latency to the headset; when combined with face and eye tracking, your avatar can now reflect you more naturally in VR.