The Snapdragon 835 AR Smartglasses unveiled by Osterhout Design Group (ODG) have taken the market by storm. These augmented reality based headsets were unveiled at CES. Qualcomm has already launched the Snapdragon 835 system at the event on a chip.
The Snapdragon 835 AR Smartglasses have created quite a stir amongst tech buffs. The R-8 and R-9 headsets are the first such devices to be announced. These will be powered by this super capable chip.
The Snapdragon SoC has been built with the 10nm FinFET process node. This makes it one of the first to be made so. Tech News World reports that the Snapdragon 835 AR Smartglasses could be veritable game changers.
What is promised
The Snapdragon 835 promises to consume at least 25% lower power than the earlier versions. It will also be tinier by 35% which is a healthy margin. It will offer longer battery life along with advanced VR/AR functionalities. There will be excellent biometric security and camera features as well.
BGR has also reported that the R-8 and R-9 have been built in partnership with 21st Century Fox. PTC and OTOY are other collaborators on this project. These Smartglasses are billed to be “fully loaded computers”. They are fully self contained according to the ODG headworn VP Nima Shams.
These can take care of all tasks that are normally assigned to laptops or tablets. VR and AR will combine to offer path breaking information digitally. This will revolutionize computing and communication according to Shams.
Pricing & Release
She also clarified that the demos showed actual capabilities of this ground breaking technology. The R-8 is expected to be priced below $1, 000. The R-9 is expected to be priced up to $1, 800. The latter should be launched by the second quarter of 2017.
As per reports, the R-8 is also eyeing a second half release in 2017.