Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform to Offer VR Experience Over USB Type-C

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Qualcomm Technologies has recently announced its strategy to deliver the next generation of mobile VR experiences to USB Type-C connected 5G smartphones.

This will be achieved via the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, with the next generation of 5G connected smartphones. The users will be provided with even richer virtual reality (VR) experience through XR headsets.

Unlike other companies, Qualcomm envisions a world powered by smartphones that will offer high-resolution displays and inside-out Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) tracking. The combination of 5G’s high data rates and low latency with USB Type-C lets the devices like Acer OJO head-mounted display (HMD) provide enormous deals to the consumers.

Hugo Swart, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., says, “Our HMD Accelerator Program has been a critical catalyst for ecosystem partners ranging from component suppliers and ODMs, to bring quality standalone XR headsets to consumers. Building upon the momentum of this program, we will extend it to XR viewers and compatible smartphones, starting with smartphones enabled by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. In collaboration with ecosystem stakeholders, we are working towards the common goal of transforming how the world connects and communicates by offering premium, immersive experiences over 5G.”

Qualcomm has also announced an expansion of the HMD Accelerator Program (HAP) to help the pre-validate components and performance between XR viewers and smartphones.

2019 seems to be the year for immersive technologies at Mobile World Congress (MWC). For the latest trends and updates on virtual reality (VR), stay tuned to our blogs.

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