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.