After the success of the virtual reality with its Daydream and failed experience with Google Glass, the search-engine giant is now reportedly planning to tap yet another area, augmented reality. The brand is reportedly working on a standalone AR headset.
According to the leaked documents obtained by WinFuture, the upcoming AR headset bears the internal codename ‘Google A65’. The report highlight that the upcoming headset could work similar to HoloLens. For the unintended, Microsoft recently introduced HoloLens that is basically a merges the virtual content into the real world. Coming to the standalone AR headset from Google, it will come with inbuilt processor manufactured by Qualcomm.
The development of the headset is carried out in collaboration with the Taiwanese contract manufacturer Quanta. The device will come with camera sensors and microphone, as it is an essential part of the AR headset. Coming back to the processor, the report highlights that Google might use Qualcomm QS603 processor, which the latter announced recently and it is specifically meant for the Internet of Things. Although, the possibility of the QS605 is also not ruled out.
The newest line of Qualcomm SoCs will make use of the company’s advanced Image signal processor(ISP) and its Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine coupled with eight Qualcomm Kryo 360 cores, an Adreno 615 graphics unit and a Hexagon 685 Vector Processor. All of this hardware is paired with Qualcomm’s advanced image processing, computer vision SDKs and machine learning for support in industrial and consumer-based IoT devices. The standalone AR headset is currently in development phase, so the final product could be unveiled in near future.