Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon mentioned that his firm’s Snapdragon chips are already in 20 blended actuality or digital actuality headsets, and 20 extra are in improvement primarily based on Snapdragon. That contains the upcoming Oculus Go standalone VR headset coming from Facebook’s Oculus division in 2018.
Hugo Barra, vice chairman at Oculus, joined Qualcomm’s press occasion at CES 2018, the massive tech commerce present in Las Vegas this week. He mentioned the corporate’s Oculus Go headset, focused at $200, will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip set. The Oculus Go is a low-cost, standalone model that has a subset of the potential of the PC-connected Oculus Rift VR headset, and it represents Facebook’s effort to succeed in a broader viewers for VR know-how.
Xiaomi is launching Oculus Go globally with Facebook/Oculus, and Xiaomi is designing a headset that’s particularly tailor-made for the Chinese market.
Thomas Tang, vice chairman of the Mi Ecosystem at Xiaomi, mentioned his firm will develop the Mi VR standalone headset, primarily based on the identical as Oculus Go. While VR is taking off gradual, Amon mentioned that cell telephones took off gradual of their early days as properly. Qualcomm grew to become a multibillion-dollar firm on the success of cellphones and the chips utilized in them.
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