VR is meant to be mobile.

Virtual reality (VR) provides the ultimate level of immersion, creating a sense of physical presence in real or imagined worlds. VR accomplishes this by focusing on the three pillars of immersion—visual quality, sound quality, and intuitive interactions—to stimulate our human senses with realistic feedback. Making this happen seamlessly in a mobile wearable device is not easy, but Qualcomm is making immersive mobile VR a reality.

Immersive mobile VR has extreme requirements.

Fully immersive VR can only be achieved by simultaneously focusing on the extreme requirements of visual quality, sound quality, and intuitive interactions. Adding to this complexity, fully immersive mobile VR must be achieved at low power and thermals so the VR headset can be sleek, lightweight, stylish, and of course, free from wires.

Visual quality

VR visual quality requires pixels so realistic that they are eventually indistinguishable from the real world. To accomplish this, we need extreme pixel quantity and quality, a 360° spherical view of the virtual world, and a stereoscopic display.

Sound quality

VR sound quality needs audio so accurate that it is true to life and completely in sync with the visuals. To accomplish this, we need high-resolution audio on par with human hearing capabilities and realistic 3D positional audio.

Intuitive interactions

VR interactions need to be so intuitive and responsive that you forget that you are even dealing with an interface. To accomplish this, we need natural user interfaces, precise motion tracking, and minimal “motion to photon” latency.

The latest


Webinar - On-Device Motion Tracking for Immersive VR

May 14, 2018


Webinar: VR and AR are pushing connectivity limits - what role will 5G play

May 19, 2017


Webinar - Making Immersive Virtual Reality Possible in Mobile

Apr 5, 2016


Webinar - The New Era of Immersive Experiences - What’s next

Aug 24, 2015


Webinar: The Next-Gen Technologies Driving Immersion

May 14, 2018


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