Qualcomm’s new chip will lead to augmented reality glasses you’ll actually want to wear

Day two of chipmaker Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Summit saw the unveiling of the Snapdragon AR2 Gen 1 – the company’s first dedicated augmented reality chipset – designed to better serve augmented reality experiences through smart glasses and other accessories. similar use.

Qualcomm already has a well-established presence in the XR space (virtual reality/VR, mixed reality/MR, and augmented reality/AR), with Meta Quest 2 and Pico 4 notably running on the company’s recent XR2 platform, while the new Meta Da’s Faced Quest Pro headset – which dabbles lightly in mixed reality thanks to its color pass-through support – is one of the first headsets to run on Qualcomm’s improved XR2 Plus chipset. However, the experiences and devices the AR2 Gen 1 is designed to support are slightly different.

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