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Qualcomm’s XR2 smartly pushes to mixed realities

Qualcomm has launched the first 5G-supported extended reality (XR) chipset – the Snapdragon XR2 Platform – which is a huge upgrade spec-wise from the XR1. While the first products released using the chipset will likely be incredibly expensive, Qualcomm seems to be pushing consumer XR where it needs to go to blossom. By being 5G-enabled, the XR2 pushes the entire industry in the right direction. Mass development and adoption of XR technologies hangs on the roll out of 5G and network operators building infrastructure which aids the technology. XR  is the umbrella term for Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR). While AR adds to the user’s surroundings (think Pokémon Go or camera filters), VR completely detaches…

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