U.S. leading chip manufacturer Qualcomm on Thursday announced the world's first 5G-supported extended reality (XR) platform at its annual tech summit in Maui, Hawaii.
The platform, named Snapdragon XR2, unites Qualcomm's 5G and AI innovations with the leading XR technology, and enables a new era of augmented, virtual and mixed reality experiences that are more immersive, intelligent and connected, according to Qualcomm.
The Snapdragon XR2 platform is packed with significant performance improvements compared to Qualcomm's current widely adopted XR platform in terms of CPU and GPU performance, video bandwidth, higher resolution and artificial intelligence improvement.
It is the world's first XR platform to support seven concurrent cameras and a dedicated computer vision processor, and enable low latency camera pass-through to unlock true mixed reality, which allows users to see, interact and create a hybrid of the virtual and real world while wearing a virtual reality device, said Qualcomm.
"Today marks a significant milestone for the entire XR industry and we are excited to continue our efforts to transform how the world connects and communicates using XR," the company said in a release.
At its annual tech summit from Tuesday to Thursday, Qualcomm also unveiled two new 5G Snapdragon mobile platforms, modular 5G mobile platforms, and new 3D sonic fingerprint technology.