Virtual reality has made a great and amazing journey in the past few years and every country wants to dip its hands in this brimming river. Now, under that veil, Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm announced its own standalone virtual-reality headset and named it as Snapdragon VR820 on Thursday.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon VR820 a stand-alone virtual reality headset is powered by Snapdragon 820 processor. The headset is developed by Qualcomm who joined hands with Chinese acoustic component developer Goertek which together made some amazing features like two cameras are tracking eye movements, the dual front facing cameras for six degrees for see-through applications, four microphones, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and a magnetometer.
The headset is made on the platform which is built on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon VR Software Development Kit that is compatible with Google’s Daydream Virtual Reality platform which is also powered by the Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU to give the best possible platform to Virtual Reality games and apps. The Snapdragon VR820 headset offers a resolution of 1440×1440 pixels for each eye, which is more than what HTC VIVE is offering to the VR enthusiast.
The headset also has an amoled panel, which is present on the device that duly supports the refresh rate up to 70Hz. The Snapdragon VR820 also comes with a 64-bit Qualcomm Kryo quad-core CPU, which is custom designed for high-performance computing. And for your audio, the headset includes Qualcomm Aqstic tech for binaural positional audio plus 3D surround sound and also includes Fluence HD noise filtering. The headset is expected to be available in the late 2016.