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The Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 will power the Google-Samsung headset

The Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 will power the Google-Samsung headset

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 with a focus on providing “more realistic and detailed experiences.”

The big upgrade over the XR2 Gen 2, which was announced in September 2023, supports a resolution of up to 4.3K per eye at 90 frames per second. Qualcomm says this allows for “stunningly clear visuals” in use cases such as room-scale displays, mockup overlays, and virtual desktops.

There's also a 15% increase in GPU frequency and a 20% increase in CPU frequency, as well as support for “12+” simultaneous cameras for hand operation and other body tracking.

Other specs like 12ms full-color video display and Wi-Fi 7 support are unchanged from the XR2 Gen 2, which is found today in the Meta Quest 3 (2064 x 2208 display). This Snapdragon lineup is intended for XR use cases, while Qualcomm also offers an AR family aimed at smartglasses.

The last follows After announcing the partnership in February, Qualcomm today confirmed that it is working closely with Google and Samsung.

  • “Samsung is very excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies and Google in revolutionizing the mobile industry once again.” “With Samsung’s mobile expertise and our combined commitment, we aim to create a best-in-class XR experience for Galaxy users,” said Enkang Song, Vice President and Head of Technology Strategy Team at Samsung Electronics.
  • “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and Samsung on the immersive and spatial future of XR,” said Shahram Izadi, Vice President of Augmented Reality at Google. “We are excited for the Android ecosystem to leverage the capabilities of the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 and enable new experiences.”
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Qualcomm says “5+ OEMs” are working on devices powered by the Snapdragon The chipmaker also has a reference device (pictured below) with Goertek.

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