Snapdragon VR820 Development Kit

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Most VR headsets commercially available today are either tethered, or slot-in designs that use smartphones. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ VR820 development kit is a standalone all-in-one VR headset with an OLED head mounted display (HMD) and an integrated Snapdragon 820 processor. It includes dual front-facing cameras for six degrees of freedom (6DoF). 6DoF motion tracking is done at a fast 800Hz rate using the integrated Hexagon™ DSP. This leaves the Snapdragon CPU and Adreno™ GPU free for computing and graphics processing. The Snapdragon VR820 development kit is designed to help software developers create more immersive VR experiences.

Snapdragon VR headset

Key specifications include:

  • Powerful Snapdragon 820 mobile processor
  • Motion to photon latency less than 18ms
  • Sensors include front facing cameras, multiple microphones, gyro, accelerometer, and magnetometer
  • Smooth, monocular motion tracking in full 6 degrees at 800Hz using integrated DSP, leaving CPU and GPU free for computing and graphics
  • Crisp 1440×2560 pixel OLED display
  • Industry-leading Snapdragon VR SDK

For creating truly immersive experiences, VR places high emphasis on the 3 pillars of immersion to stimulate our senses, providing Visuals so vibrant and so realistic that they are eventually indistinguishable from the real world, Sounds so accurate that they are true to life, and Interactions so intuitive that they become second nature and you forget there is even an interface. See the specifications of these pillars that the dev kit provides plus the powerful computing that Snapdragon 820 processors provide:

Visual Quality

  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU for next-generation console-quality VR gaming and apps, while delivering up to 40 percent improvement to graphics performance and compute capabilities compared to its predecessor
  • Smooth, stereoscopic 3D and support for the latest graphics APIs
  • WQHD OLED panel with a 70Hz refresh rate
  • 360° 4K video playback processing with HEVC compression and display refresh rates at 70 FPS
  • Qualcomm® TruPalette™ display gamut mapping, color enhancement comprehensive control over colors
  • Qualcomm® EcoPix™ pixel compression, with variable refresh for extended battery life

Sound Quality

  • Stereo, binaural positional audio, and 3D surround sound, powered by Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technologies
  • Fluence™ HD noise filtering and active noise cancellation

 Intuitive Interactions

  • Dual Qualcomm Spectra™ camera ISPs combined with Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP for advanced vision features such as look-through imaging and 3D reconstruction, eye-tracking and hand gestures
  • Ultra-fast sensing, processing with average motion to photon latency under 18ms

Powerful Computing

  • Custom-designed 64-bit Qualcomm® Kryo™ quad-core CPU for high-performance computing
  • Integrated Hexagon 680 DSP for efficiently processing advanced vision, audio, and Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ ultra-low power “always-on” sensor technology without impacting CPU processing load

Specifications

Processor
  • Snapdragon 820 (APQ8096)
    • 64-bit Qualcomm® Kryo™ quad-core processor
    • Qualcomm Adreno™ 530 GPU
    • Qualcomm Hexagon™ 680 DSP
Connectivity
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz/5 GHz
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • NFC support
Display
  • 5.67" WQHD OLED display (1440×2560) 70Hz refresh
  • Motion to photon latency of 18ms (or less)
  • Qualcomm® TruPalette™ display gamut mapping, color enhancement comprehensive control over colors
  • Qualcomm® EcoPix™ pixel compression with variable refresh for extended battery life
Memory
  • 4 GB LPDDR4
  • 64 GB UFS
Cameras
  • Dual Qualcomm Spectra™ camera ISPs  
  • Dual front-facing cameras
    • Monochrome VGA “fish-eye” for 6DoF
    • Color 4MP AF (for future use)
Audio
  • Stereo, binaural positional audio, and 3D surround sound, powered by Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technologies
  • Fluence™ Pro HD noise filtering and active noise cancellation
  • 4 microphones (3 analog, 1 digital)
Power
  • 3600 mAh Lithium-ion battery (not removable)
  • Quick Charge support
  • 5-color LED charging indicator
Sensors
  • 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyro
  • 3-axis magnetometer/compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • ALS/RGB sensor
  • Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ ultra-low power “always-on” sensor technology without impacting CPU processing load
Other
  • Monocular 6DoF support
  • 360° video playback processing with HEVC compression
Controls
  • Power (top of headset)
  • Back button (right-side of headset)
  • Volume control (left side of the headset)
  • Trackpad with center button (right-side of headset)
Accessories
  • Carrying case
  • Head strap with counter balance
  • Goertek Quick Charge power adapter
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Lens cleaning cloth
External Conectors
  • Micro-B SuperSpeed USB 3.1 (OTG)
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microSD card slot