Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845-powered VR development kit announced!


Few weeks ago, Qualcomm introduced Tobii Eye Tracking Technology for its Mobile VR Suite. Today, the company also to bring Snapdragon 845-powered VR development kit in this 2018.

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Previously, Qualcomm released a Snapdragon 845-based VR platform and now the company brought the developer kit. It involves a VR headset and new software to aid developers in creating “truly immersive experiences”. The new VR is also designed to support HTC Vive Wave, so it will work with the same apps and games as the newly launched Vive Focus VR headset.

The headset also features room-scale operation with 6 intensity of ability for its users. The wearable is now using seamlessly wireless too and adopting “inside-out” tracking, that means it can be used without external hardware. This VR is also equipped with a boundary system that will help developers navigate users away from real-world boundaries.  The latest news also comes from Facebook’s Oculus Go VR headset, it will have three new highlights when it launches in 2018.

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“In virtual reality, content is important to an immersive experience, so we’re excited to grant developers access to our new Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform through development kits that will help them create truly immersive experiences,” said Hiren Bhinde, director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We built the new Snapdragon 845 Virtual Reality Development Kit with application developers in mind, designed to abate some of the hassles of optimizing virtual reality content for mobile deployment, as well as to support easier access to several innovations and technology advancements of Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform.” – qualcomm.com

The most engaging thing about the VR headset is also it handles Tobii’s EyeCore eye tracking technology. This enables Adreno Foveation, Qualcomm’s implementation of foveated rendering (it increases resolution in the area you’re looking at, reduces it elsewhere to lighten the computational load). Even the $799 HTC Vive Pro doesn’t have such rendering.

The newly announced company’s Snapdragon 845 VR development kits will hit global Virtual reality market and ready to purchase in the second quarter of this year. Price? Unfortunately, there’s no info yet about the pricing.

What you cannot miss from latest wearable on the market is also Oculus Go soon to be released on Facebook F8 events in 2018.

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