Qualcomm Introducing Self-Contained VR Headset

Published by , September 5, 2016 10:30 am

(EWeek) Qualcomm is introducing a reference platform for virtual reality headsets that they say will free users from having to use a smartphone or exterior sensors or to be tethered to a PC. The company recently unveiled the Snapdragon VR820, a head-mounted display (HMD) that will be developed with original design manufacturer (ODM) Goertek and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 system-on-a-chip (SoC).
“The Snapdragon VR820 integrates key technologies and features for an exceptional VR experience and provides a springboard for OEMs and developers to usher in the next generation of truly portable and untethered devices that we think are necessary for mass consumer adoption of VR,” Anthony Murray, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm’s internet of things (IoT) business, said in a statement.

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