Unveiling Qualcomm’s Upgraded Snapdragon XR2+ Chip for VR Headsets at CES 2024

Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2, an update to the standard XR2 Gen 2. The new chip will be showcased at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. It is designed for use in virtual reality headsets, mixed-reality headsets, and wearables. The XR2+ Gen 2 supports 4.3K per eye resolution, an improvement from the previous version. It can integrate with up to 12 cameras for passthrough and body tracking. Qualcomm promises that devices with this chip will be able to enter full-color passthrough in less than 12ms. Additionally, the XR2+ Gen 2 can handle content up to 90 fps and offers an increase in CPU and GPU speed compared to the previous chip. Qualcomm has not announced any devices to go along with the chip at CES, but it mentioned collaborations with Samsung and Google. The previous XR2 Gen 2 chip powers the Meta Quest 3 VR headset, and the new upgrade is expected to enable even more powerful standalone headsets in the future.