Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Virtual Reality Development Kit introduced

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is not a new gadget that we are reading or hearing for the first time. Many upcoming premium phones are supposed to have this chipset on board. Today, Qualcomm has announced the Virtual Reality Development Kit (VRDK) for Qualcomm 835 mobile platform. As it is understood, this kit would give the developers an early access to the kit.

Quoting their press release, executive vice president of Qualcomm said, “With the new VRDK, we’re providing virtual reality application developers with advanced tools and technologies to accelerate a new generation VR games, 360-degree VR video and a variety of interactive education, enterprise, healthcare and entertainment applications. We see great potential for the exciting new experiences made by truly mobile, a untethered virtual reality that’s always connected to the internet, and we’re excited to help mobile VR developers more efficiently deliver compelling and high-quality experiences on upcoming Snapdragon 835 VR capable products. ”

The specifications of the head mounted display (HMD) are as follows:

  • 4 MP (2560 x 1440) WQHD AMOLED display
  • 6 Degree of freedom Motion Tracking
  • Eye Tracking
  • 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 3.1 Type C
  • Integrated Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec
  • DSP sensor fusion
  • Foveated Rendering

This Virtual Reality Development Kit would be available in the second quarter of this year. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is also expected to be available around that time as well. Here are some key features of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835:

  • 35 % smaller than the previous chipsets
  • Uses 25% lesser power as compared to the previous chipsets due to Kryo 280 CPU
  • it’s designed to make your device last a day, especially to enjoy seamless VR and AR viewing
  • The size of the chips would be 10nm only
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Quick Charge 4.0
  • Up to 32 MP rear camera and 16 MP for dual camera
  • …. and the list continues

That’s all about Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Virtual Reality Development Kit news. As for now, the only device that we know which will come out with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is LG V30. If you know about any other such device, let us know in the comments below.

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