Qualcomm on this year's IFA in Berlin officially unveiled its new hardware associated with virtual reality. VR820 headset can boast quite good possibilities related to the performance and specifications. Under these sets of dormant future of VR?
It is true that the novelty presented by Qualcomm is not yet ready for mass sales, but it gives a hint about what might look like the market of virtual reality in the near future. Members visitors Berlin halls able to see exactly what can this equipment and how does the competition. Looking also at the specifications on paper, Snapdragon VR820 looks really good. Qualcomm Snpadragon VR820, a special set to VR, which is powered by a Snapdragon processor 820, with the rest immediately after the name you can see what we're dealing with. In addition, on board we see Adreno 530, which generates graphics at a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels for an eye makes the user. Unfortunately, we do not know now, as in this case, looks field of view, but Qualcomm shared the information that the equipment is able to refresh the image at 70 Hz. It is fair and at the same time good choice compared to high-end VR headsetów that can currently be seen on the market. The most important feature of the new system from Qualcomm is completely ridding it of cables. Same equipment is fully wireless and communication interface uses Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2. The equipment, of course, may face problems, which is the battery life – an American manufacturer did not disclose data about how specifically to withstand Snapdragon VR820 on a single charge.Dual camera, which is located on the front of the unit responsible not only for location tracking, but is also able to recognize gestures and translate them applications that are optimized to work with the entire headset. It is not yet clear, and it is another question: how exactly will run applications in the same set of Qualcomm? We do not know now how many there are, how many of them will be, and what will be specifically responsible. However, you may suspect that a good portion of them will be connected directly to their smart phones: clear after some time that Qualcomm heavily promotes its solution and its processor in the world of virtual reality. Sam wrote for you only a few hours ago that both the Snapdragon 820 and 821 will be compatible with the latest VR platform from Google. Qualcomm Snapdragon VR820 has full support for audio technologies, which deliver the sound to both left and right ear. Four microphones placed in the set are responsible for noise filtering and analyzing the sound from outside. One of the reasons why so Qualcomm is promoting its solutions VR is the fact that the manufacturer wants to become more and more dynamically growing market. It is worth mentioning, however, that competition is powered by processors from NVIDIA or AMD and Qualcomm uses its own mobile solutions, which only gives an idea of how strong this unit. Qualcomm plans to introduce its new set of VR business partners even in the fourth quarter of this year, and the first development versions should appear immediately after the said shipment. When, or if, this kit will go on sale? it is very possible, but we do not know completely nothing about its possible prices.