Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1: World’s first platform for XR announced


Qualcomm has introduced the world’s first platform specified at Extended Reality (XR), dubbed Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 is the next-gen platform comes with optimizations for Augmented Reality (AR) experiences with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities offering better interactivity, power consumption and thermal efficiency.

Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Business Unit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc said, “As technology evolves and consumer demand grows, we envision XR devices playing a wider variety of roles in consumers’ and workers’ daily lives. By integrating powerful visuals, high-fidelity audio, and rich interactive experiences, XR1 will help create a new era of high-quality, mainstream XR devices for consumers.

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform comes with Ultra high-definition 4K video resolution for high-quality videos, and uses Qualcomm Technologies 3D Audio Suite, Qualcomm Aqstic Audio Technologies, and Qualcomm aptX Audio for high-fidelity audio experiences.

The platform incorporates ARM-based multicore Central Processing Unit (CPU), vector processor, Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and Qualcomm AI Engine. Other key features include an advanced XR software service layer, machine learning, the Snapdragon XR Software Development Kit (SDK) and Qualcomm Technologies connectivity and security technologies.

Additionally, OEMs such as Meta, VIVE, Vuzix and Picoare are in the developmental process of the first dedicated XR1 platform.

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