Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon XR2 5G Platform for Use in Mixed Reality


Qualcomm used its Tech Summit yesterday to announce its XR2 platform, which it says is the first extended reality platform to support 5G.

“It unites Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s 5G and AI innovations with our industry leading XR technology to usher in a new era of mobile computing,” said the company. “This premium-quality platform unveils custom features and boasts multiple firsts that can be scaled across augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR).”

XR2 offers great improvements over the Snapdragon 835, which powered the Oculus Quest. According to Qualcomm, it has 4x the video bandwidth, 2x the CPU and GPU performance, and supports seven concurrent cameras.

For augmented reality, it also supports a low latency camera passthrough to let users see and interact with the world in real-time. Improved 3D tracking will also help with AR, while control methods include 26-point hand tracking, lip tracking, and eye tracking.

In terms of resolution, Qualcomm says up to 3K by 3K per eye is possible at 90fps. Video can stream at 8K 60fps in 360 degrees.

Devices Coming Soon

The platform will be an opportunity for OEMs to build more powerful self-contained devices, but probably not Microsoft. Though we can’t speak for HoloLens 3, HoloLens 2 uses the Snapdragon 850 and a custom holographic processing unit. With the time between HoloLens 1 an 2, it feels unlikely the company will launch another AR headset before the XR2 platform is superseded.

However, though XR1 was mostly popular in devices like Google Glass Enterprise 2, XR2 is better poised. As well as foveated rendering and variable rate shading for GPU performance improvements, it’s capable of 1.5x the pixel processing of the 835 and 2.5x the pixel throughput.

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LG Patent Points to Rollable Screen Smartphone

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LG has been enhancing this year as far as collapsing screen innovation, uncovering its Signature OLED TV R at CES 2019, its first rollable showcase. Presently the organization is building up a similar innovation for it up and coming cell phones. An as of late recorded patent depicts how the innovation would be connected.

Rollable presentations are the undeniable ultimate objective of collapsing screens. Since Samsung exhibited its Project Youm innovation 6 years prior, the thought behind the organizations collapsing screen advancement has been centered around moving presentations.

Current collapsing screen gadgets like Samsung’s own Galaxy Fold basically open and close like a bit of card. The undeniable advantage is having the option to open an enormous screen gadget without settling on structure factor as the gadget can overlay into a cell phone measured unit.

In any case, the innovation likewise has impediments, most evident of which is where the screen twists.

LG could be pushing a stage forward of Samsung with its innovation. In a patent, the South Korean organization demonstrates a rollable cell phone that has two adaptable pivots. This will enable the gadget to overlay in two unique ways. Moreover, the screen could fold over the principle body.

Without any indents and a slight bezel, this could be an all-screen gadget that is a cell phone when collapsed by a tablet when opened.

LG documents the patent recently and it was distributed by the Chinese Patent Office this month.


The principal thing to notices is this is as yet not an indiscretion rollable screen but rather is as a matter of fact arriving. It appears there are still innovation obstacles to clear before a screen can be moved like a bit of paper and be unbending when opened.

Likewise important is the reality LG has not explicitly handled how it will expel the overlap wrinkles from the screen. On the off chance that the organization can’t beat this issue, the cell phone would have two remarkable curve stamps rather than one.

Microsoft has declared a Surface occasion for October where a collapsing screen gadget may show up. Redmond has been chipping away at its own double screen tech for quite a while. It will enthusiasm to check whether Microsoft has conquered any of the confinements found in the Galaxy Fold.

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