Qualcomm has today revealed how serious they are about getting into VR, specifically using the latest Snapdragon 835 processor as a platform for VR content.
They did thus with today’s announcement, revealing their new VR development kit, which has been designed to help manufacturers develop and launch new VR products with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR headset.
This headset features a 2,560 x 1,440-pixel AMOLED display, stereo fisheye cameras for motion tracking, a gyroscope, accelerometer, compass and two cameras for tracking eye movement.
On top of that, it also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB power, and a trackpad on the the right-hand side, all right in the VR headset.
That’s pretty impressive for just a smartphone, let alone a virtual reality headset.
Qualcomm also revealed that they have partnered with Leap Motion to develop virtual world interactions without the need for a physical controller.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR dev kit will be available to developers in Q2 2017, with the aim of getting products out to the public in the second half of 2017.
To support that, Qualcomm has launched the Qualcomm Technologies HMD Accelerator Program to provide OEMs with the tools to bring VR-related products to the market quickly.