Couple of months after the announcement of Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm today introduced new virtual reality (VR) reference platform based on Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona next week. Similar to last year's Snapdragon 835 VR platform, it is partnering with GoerTek that allows for global manufacturers to quickly build commercial designs based on the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform. It uses Snapdragon 845's Adreno 630 visual processing subsystem offering 30% faster graphics performance, 30% better power efficiency, and more than twice as much display throughput compared to the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform. Adreno Foveation combines graphics rendering with eye tracking to understand where the user is looking. "It is engineered to direct the highest graphics resources to where the user is physically looking, providing the sharpest visuals possible," said Qualcomm. It offers Six degrees of freedom (6DoF) motion tracking and SLAM for Roomscale -- the ability to track the body and location within a room so you can freely walk around your Xtended Reality (XR) environment without cables or separate room sensors – the first on a mobile standalone device. It has dedicated Qualcomm  Hexagon Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and Adreno Graphics Processing Unit that processes all these. It ...

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