April 19, 2024
An indication in entrance of a Qualcomm constructing in San Diego. REUTERS/Mike Blake

San Diego-based Qualcomm on Thursday stated Samsung Electronics and Alphabet’s Google plan to make use of a brand new computing chip it designed to energy combined and digital actuality headsets.

The Qualcomm chip, referred to as the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2, will be capable of deal with knowledge feeds from a dozen cameras contained in the headset.

It comes as competitors to promote what are generally known as mixed-reality headsets — the place a view of the skin world is handed by means of to the consumer by way of cameras — is predicted to warmth up this 12 months with Apple’s launch of its Imaginative and prescient Professional headset.

TF Worldwide Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated the iPhone maker might begin promoting the $3,500 Imaginative and prescient Professional headset, which makes use of the identical custom-designed chip as a few of Apple’s laptops, later this month or in early February.

Google and Samsung didn’t specify the merchandise during which they plan to make use of the brand new Qualcomm chip.