Qualcomm Reveals Plan to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & Virtual Reality Headsets

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Today, at an on-line variation of this year’s Augmented World Expo (AWE), Qualcomm announced that it’s partnered with a variety of global telecommunications, smart device companies, as well as AR/VR headset producers to deliver 5G-enabled, smartphone-driven headsets to customers as well as enterprise customers. It intends to do so within the next year.

The semiconductor giant has partnered with fifteen global telecommunications throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Qualcomm says the adhering to company will certainly be advertising some form of ‘XR audience’ within the following year: China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, KT, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, SK Telecom, SoftBank, Telefonica, Verizon, as well as Vodafone.

When Qualcomm claims ‘XR viewer’, it’s especially describing lightweight AR or Virtual Reality headsets that connect to a mobile phone, which in Qualcomm’s instance will either be powered by a Snapdragon 855 or 865 chipset, as well as link to 5G-enabled mobiles by means of USB-C wire.

Image politeness Qualcomm The business has actually also set up a validation process– called Qualcomm XR Optimized Certification Program– to make individual smart devices and sure headsets are up to extinguish and also function properly with each other.

The program is intended to certify things on both visitors as well as smartphones like 6DOF efficiency, activity to photon latency, power and also thermals, and interoperability. Qualcomm will be including a badge also, so you understand what’s been certified as XR certified.

Headset and also smart device producers already experiencing the process include 3Glasses, iQIYI, Nreal, OPPO, Panasonic, Pico and also Shadow Creator. Smartphone OEMs ASUS, BlackShark, OnePlus, OPPO, Smartisan, vivo, ZTE, are said to comply with.

Earlier this year Qualcomm announced that it was effectively powering more than 30 AR as well as Virtual Reality headsets, a few of which are standalone tools integrating Snapdragon cpus.

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