Qualcomm's new 5G phone chips can power your AR, VR glasses - CNET

Chip maker Qualcomm is promoting a platform for smartphone-powered virtual and augmented reality headsets that rely on 5G networks, alongside partners like Acer, LG, and Sprint. The company announced its plans today at Mobile World Congress, saying it would help push phone-powered VR and AR (collectively, “XR”) headsets onto the market in 2019. Qualcomm will create an “XR-optimized” certification program for phones using its Snapdragon 855 processors, indicating that they’ll work with any headset in that ecosystem. So far, there are two officially supported viewers: the Acer OJO, a virtual reality headset announced last August, and the Nreal Light mixed reality glasses, which were unveiled at CES in January. More are supposed to appear... Continue reading…

Qualcomm's new 5G phone chips can power your AR, VR glasses - CNET

A new wave of USB-C headsets are ready to work with Snapdragon 855 phones. It could mean cheaper smart glasses are on their way.

Mon 25 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Your next 5G phone may plug right into an AR/VR headset - CNET, Mon 25 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Qualcomm is pushing to make VR and AR headsets work with 5G phones

Chip maker Qualcomm is promoting a platform for smartphone-powered virtual and augmented reality headsets that rely on 5G networks, alongside partners like Acer, LG, and Sprint. ...

Mon 25 Feb 19 from The Verge

Qualcomm wants your phone to drive your next VR and AR headsets

Qualcomm wants to create a new device category, XR viewer headsets, that combine the compute power of its current Snapdragon 855 platform with the speed of 5G on a smartphone to provide you ...

Mon 25 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

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