Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon platform

Vendor moves to support the next wave of smartphone and standalone VR headsets

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Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon platform The Snapdragon 845 mobile platform uses the latest Qualcomm Adreno 630 visual processing subsystem.
By  Manda Banda Published  February 27, 2018

Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has unveiled a new virtual reality (VR) reference platform based on the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon845 mobile platform.

"We continue to deliver new advancements in technologies for our customers to utilise as they aim to capitalise on the growing standalone and smartphone VR industry," said Hugo Swart, head, Virtual and Augmented Reality Business Group, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "With the Snapdragon 845 mobile VR platform, we're supporting the next wave of smartphone and standalone VR headsets for our customers and developers to create the immersive applications and experiences of the future."

Amit Singh, vice president, Business and Operations, Google VR and AR, added that: "Daydream works well on the Snapdragon 845. Using Qualcomm Hexagon DSP, we are able to achieve significant power improvements and optimisations we aren't able to reach on other platforms. With Snapdragon 845, we believe we can achieve a high-quality VR experience with low latency, high frame rates and smooth head tracking performance for our users."

The Snapdragon 845 mobile platform uses the latest Qualcomm Adreno 630 visual processing subsystem which offers outstanding integrated graphics, video and display processing technologies. This translates to 30% faster graphics performance, 30% better power efficiency, and more than twice as much display throughput compared to the Snapdragon 835 mobile platform.

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