Experience Power Rangers Mobile VR, powered by Snapdragon.

Qualcomm Technologies is working together with Lionsgate—an early leader in VR entertainment—to create an experience that allows audiences to step into the shoes of their favorite Power Ranger for the first time. Scroll down to watch the making of “Power Rangers: Zords Rising,” an immersive, exciting and unique Mobile VR experience that truly showcases the  power of a premium Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platform. 

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The Making of: “Power Rangers: Zords Rising” VR Experience

31 Mar 2017

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Snapdragon VR: True immersion starts here.

Our premium Snapdragon mobile platforms are  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.

Superior visuals

For a clear, smooth and vibrant Mobile VR experience, it’s crucial to have extreme pixel quantity and quality, a 360º field of view and the ability to see the world in fluid 3D. Compared to its predecessors, our premium Snapdragon mobile platforms deliver 25% faster graphics rendering for real-time movement, wider color gamut and foveated rendering. They are also ULTRA HD PREMIUM-ready for up to 60x more color resolution for the superior video viewing quality at close proximity.

Heightened sound

Whether you’re playing games, listening to music or just interacting within your environment, our premium Snapdragon mobile platforms’ high-resolution audio technologies are engineered to work together to allow real-world, 3D surround sound. 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. 

Intuitive interactions

For a fully immersive experience, you need to be able to move and gaze naturally to detect points of interest for intuitive device interaction, and gestures must match to feel real. Our premium Snapdragon mobile platforms support 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.

Immerse yourself in the world of the Power Rangers.

Created specifically for Mobile VR, the two-minute Power Rangers: Zords Rising VR experience pushes the boundaries of graphical fidelity and immersion never before possible on an untethered HMD. The Power Rangers Movie Command Center App is the ultimate Power Rangers movie experience for your phone.

Meet the Snapdragon-powered Samsung Galaxy S8.

Next-generation VR. Superior battery life. Exceptional camera capabilities. See how the Samsung Galaxy S8 with a Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform can power your immersive entertainment experiences.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform Powers Gigabit LTE and Immersive Experiences on Samsung Galaxy S8

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced that its premium mobile platform is powering Samsung’s latest and most sophisticated flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8, for select regions. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform, featuring the first commercial SoC manufactured using 10nm FinFET technology, and which integrates the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem. This powerful platform allows the Galaxy S8 to support Gigabit LTE, for fiber-optic Internet speeds on the go, and more consistent mobile data performance in more places. The Galaxy S8 is the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm® TruSignal™ adaptive antenna tuning technology for carrier aggregation, designed to deliver a more consistent voice and data experience, indoors and outdoors. The Snapdragon 835 is roughly 35 percent smaller in package size and consumes roughly 25 percent less power compared to the previous generation flagship processor, which equates to longer battery life and a thinner design. The processor also supports next-generation immersive entertainment experiences, such as mobile virtual reality (VR), with leading edge still and video capture.

“We are proud to continue our long and productive collaboration with Samsung to help bring the most advanced mobile experiences, such as Gigabit LTE and mobile VR, to consumers with the new Samsung Galaxy S8,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Featuring a thin and light design with superior battery life, immersive multimedia, and exceptional photography with Gigabit LTE speeds, the Samsung Galaxy S8 powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform delivers the experiences today’s mobile users demand.”

The Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform offers improved processing power and performance with the new Qualcomm® Kryo™ 280 CPU and Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 682 DSP, and is designed to simultaneously meet the high performance demands, thermal limits and power efficiency constraints of the next-generation VR designs, like the Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S8. Snapdragon 835 delivers up to a 25 percent increase in 3D graphics rendering performance with the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU compared to Adreno 530. Snapdragon 835 also supports object and scene-based 3D audio as well as visually immersive 4K Ultra HD premium (HDR10) video, that enables the Samsung Galaxy S8 to play HDR movies and other types of videos from major content publishers. At the core of the capture experience is the Qualcomm Spectra™ 180 ISP, featuring dual 14-bit ISPs that support the Galaxy S8 8MP front camera and 12MP rear camera for the ultimate photography and ultra-high definition videography experience. Both still and video capture experiences are enhanced with advanced auto-focus technologies along with HDR true-to-life colors and perceptual quantization video encoding.  The Snapdragon 835 also features the Qualcomm Haven™ security platform with enhanced security for biometrics and device attestation, which can be experienced in the Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S8’s signal performance, power efficiency and thermal performance are enhanced by an advanced RF front-end which includes Qualcomm Technologies’ envelope tracker, impedance tuner, diversity receive modules, aperture tuners, low-noise amplifiers, extractor and BAW filter.

“We value the long history of collaboration that we share with Qualcomm Technologies, and are excited to work with them on the Galaxy S8, the mobile industry’s first smartphone based on 10nm FinFET process technology to be available to consumers,” said Robert Kim, vice president, product strategy team, mobile communications business, Samsung Electronics. “Doing so provides our customers with a best-in-class mobile experience, which includes the most advanced features in connectivity, immersion, machine learning and security.”

More information on the Snapdragon Mobile Platform can be found at https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/processors/835. For more information about the Samsung Galaxy S8, please visit www.samsung.com/galaxy or www.samsungmobilepress.com.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm's technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries, including automotive, computing, IoT, healthcare and data center, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business. To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

 

29 Mar 2017
Press Releases

Qualcomm Announces Head Mounted Display Accelerator Program for VR Hardware Manufacturers

Today, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., announced the launch of its Head Mounted Display (HMD) Accelerator Program designed for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of virtual reality hardware. This virtual reality industry-first program is designed to help manufacturers reduce engineering costs, decrease the time it takes to create and ship new products, and provide means for OEMs to validate performance metrics.

“The HMD Accelerator Program is designed to increase scale and lower the barriers for manufacturers to create a cutting-edge HMD effectively and efficiently with pre-validated components while meeting required VR performance criteria,” said Cristiano Amon, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and president, QCT. “Qualcomm Technologies has laid the groundwork for consistent, successful and flexible product development so manufacturers can have a commercial product available within just a few months.”

The Qualcomm Technologies HMD Accelerator Program is a catalyst for hardware manufacturers focused on creating a virtual reality HMD of their own. Manufacturers will have access to reference design products and choose from a pre-qualified set of components. They have the choice of either building their own HMDs from reference design materials provided, or working with a trained, turnkey original design manufacturer (ODM) like Goertek® or Thundercomm to modify and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 VR HMD to suit the manufacturer’s commercial needs. VR tracking software from technology leaders like Leap Motion and SMI has also been pre-optimized on the Snapdragon 835 VR HMD to accelerate time to development. Furthermore, the program includes pre-defined quality metrics and methods of testing, accessories and more, to help manufacturers develop and deploy mobile VR HMDs that deliver the most immersive user experiences possible with Snapdragon 835.

The HMD Accelerator program follows the initial success of the Snapdragon 820 VR HMD reference design announced last September. Since that time, four ODMs have signed on with commercial designs; an additional five products have launched; and more are expected to launch later this year. As part of the HMD Accelerator Program, Qualcomm Technologies is making available a new HMD reference design, the Snapdragon 835 VR HMD. GoerTek® and Thundercomm are ODMs ready to engage on new OEM designs following the Snapdragon 835 VR HMD, and are working with global manufacturers for commercial designs.

Beginning today, partners and customers can take advantage of Qualcomm Technologies’ latest premium system-on-chip, the Snapdragon 835 mobile platform. Next-generation chipsets will also follow the program.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm's technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries, including automotive, computing, IoT, healthcare and data center, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, our QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

23 Feb 2017

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