Experience immersion in mobile virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors. Whether you’re interacting in an alternate reality with VR or enhancing your existing reality with AR, a premium Snapdragon processor supports distinct and unprecedented possibilities for playing, learning and communicating in more ways than ever before.
Truly immersive mobile VR experiences require technologies that make seeing, hearing and feeling as real as possible—all while operating at low power and thermals so the VR headset remains sleek, lightweight, stylish and comfortable. A Snapdragon 835 processor is designed to provide the advanced technology needed to support superior visuals, heightened sound and intuitive interactions that make mobile VR seem natural and indistinguishable from the real world.
For clear, smooth, and vibrant VR experience, extreme pixel quantity and quality, a 360º field of view, and seeing the world in fluid 3D are crucial for mobile VR. Compared to its predecessor, a Snapdragon 835 processor delivers 25% faster graphics rendering for real-time movement, wider color gamut, foveated rendering, and is ULTRA HD PREMIUM™-ready for up to 60x more color resolution for the clearest possible video viewing quality at close proximity.
Whether you’re playing games, listening to studio-quality music or just interacting naturally within your environment, the high-resolution audio technologies within a Snapdragon 835 processor work together to allow real-world 3D sound that feels like it’s coming from all around you. This includes support for object and scene-based audio, positional 3D and audiophile-grade Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) audio with Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technologies and crystal-clear voice and noise cancellation.
For a fully immersive experience, you need to be able to move and gaze naturally to detects points of interest for intuitive device interaction, and gestures must match to feel real. A Snapdragon 835 processor provides visual inertial odometry (VIO) for rapid and accurate 6 degrees of freedom (6-DOF) position and orientation, which is designed to allow for precise and accurate movement with 20% less latency than its predecessor. Additionally, unique machine learning capabilities with real-time hand tracking for gestures, and object detection to identify the things around you help make your actions within VR and AR feel like second nature.
AR can enhance your actual world with useful and entertaining elements like space measurement, enhanced 3D gaming and indoor navigation. Select premium tier and high tier Snapdragon processors support Tango, a Google technology that enables smartphone AR experiences using motion tracking, depth perception and area learning. You can see how new appliances look in your kitchen before you buy them, turn your coffee table or even a room of your home into an immersive 3D game, or see educational 3D animations about exhibits in a museum—without having to worry about battery drain.
Whether you’re entering virtual worlds or augmenting your own, the technology inside a Snapdragon 835 processor is purpose-built to support superior immersive experiences and bring mobile VR and AR to life.
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