The new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 processor powers Meta’s recently released Quest Pro VR/MR headset. Thankfully, Qualcomm has since released further information about it.
For the sake of maintaining our sanity, the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 has a new image processing pipeline that delivers less than 10ms latency, enabling full-color video passthrough for mixed reality (MR).
Additionally, it enables high pixel density, head, hand, and controller tracking, 3D reconstruction, 8K 60fps 360-degree video, and concurrent perception technologies. In comparison to the previous generation, the chip has a 30% better thermal performance and a 50% greater sustained power.
It’s interesting that the Snapdragon 662 platform, which powers the Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers, enables them to track through numerous integrated positional cameras and provides the headset with ultra-low latency.
According to Qualcomm, several OEMs have committed to releasing products using the XR2+ before the end of the year. Around the world, more than 60 XR (eXtended Reality) devices are currently powered by Snapdragon XR CPUs.
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