The Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform is the first 5G-supported extended reality (XR) platform. It unites Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) innovations with its XR technology for a new era of mobile computing. This platform unveils custom features and multiple firsts that can be scaled across augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR).

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Hugo Swart, VP and Head of XR, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. unveils the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform. Image credit: Qualcomm Technologies.

The Snapdragon XR2 Platform has significant performance improvements compared to its current XR platform, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile XR Platform, to deliver 2x the CPU and GPU performance, 4x more video bandwidth, 6x higher resolution and 11x AI improvement. It is the first XR platform to support seven concurrent cameras and a dedicated computer vision processor. Additionally, this is the first XR platform to enable low latency camera pass-through to unlock true MR, which allow users to see, interact and create a hybrid of the virtual and real world while wearing a VR device. To meet the demands of immersive XR, the platform has customized visuals, interactivity and audio technologies, all of which utilize the foundational technology of AI and option of 5G connectivity.

Multiple OEMs are committed to commercializing devices with the Snapdragon XR2 Platform and other customers are in various stages of prototyping and evaluation.