snapdragon xr2

The Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 is Qualcomm’s next-generation extended reality (XR) platform. It is expected to be released in late 2023 or early 2024 and will power the next generation of VR, AR, and MR devices.

Key features of the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2

The Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 is based on Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 smartphone platform. It is expected to offer significant performance improvements over the current Snapdragon XR2 platform, including:

  • Up to 2x faster CPU performance
  • Up to 3x faster GPU performance
  • Up to 4x faster AI performance

The Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 will also support a number of new XR features, such as:

  • Eye tracking
  • Hand tracking
  • Spatial audio
  • 8K video decoding
  • Wi-Fi 7 and 5G connectivity

Benefits of the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2

The Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 offers a number of benefits to both consumers and businesses.

For consumers, the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 will enable more immersive and realistic XR experiences. The improved performance will allow XR devices to render higher-resolution graphics and run more complex simulations. The new XR features, such as eye tracking and hand tracking, will make XR devices more interactive and user-friendly.

For businesses, the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 will enable the development of new and innovative XR applications for training, education, and enterprise collaboration. The improved performance and new XR features will make XR devices more powerful and versatile tools for businesses.

Potential applications of the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2

The Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 is expected to be used in a wide range of XR devices, including:

  • VR headsets
  • AR glasses
  • MR headsets
  • Enterprise XR devices, such as training simulators and maintenance tools


The Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 is a significant advancement in XR technology. It is expected to play a major role in the growth and adoption of XR devices in the coming years.


Huawei made quite a splash in Barcelona with a major event, unveiling their latest lineup of smart wearables. Among the highlights were the Watch GT4 series, Freebuds Pro 3 wireless earbuds, Eyewear 2, and a fresh addition to their tablet family, the MatePad 11.5” PaperMatte edition, designed with a special focus on eye care.

Huawei MatePad 11.5-inch PaperMatte Edition

The star of the show was undoubtedly the new MatePad 11.5, featuring the innovative PaperMatte screen. This unique nano-etched screen coating, delivers a paper-like tactile experience, reduced glare, decreased eye strain, a more natural feel when using the second-generation M-Pencil stylus.

Under the hood, it retains its previous specs – an 11.5-inch TFT LCD with a crisp 1440 x 2200px resolution and a buttery-smooth 120Hz refresh rate. Powered by a custom 4G Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset, it boasts 8GB of RAM and a capacious 256GB storage. Camera-wise, it sports a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing shooter. The tablet packs a substantial 7,700 mAh battery supporting 22.5W fast charging through USB-C. HarmonyOS 3.1 ensures seamless software performance.

The MatePad 11.5 PaperMatte edition, arrives in Space Gray and hits the market on September 19, with a price tag of €500/£400.

Huawei Freebuds Pro 3

For those seeking an audio upgrade, Huawei presents the Freebuds Pro 3, a direct successor to last year’s Freebuds Pro 2. These earbuds boast a dual driver system promising clearer treble and robust bass. They also introduce a Triple Adaptive EQ for pristine sound quality and support for the LDAC and L2HC 2.0 Hi-Res audio codecs.

Not stopping there, Huawei brings an upgraded Intelligent Dynamic ANC 3.0 system, enhancing noise cancellation, and a new Pure Voice 2.0 microphone system that ensures your voice is heard clearly even in challenging conditions. These buds offer a combined battery life of 31 hours and support dual device pairing.

Priced at €200/£180, the Freebuds Pro 3 will be available across European markets starting from October 11.

Huawei Eyewear 2

In the world of wearable tech, Huawei introduces the Eyewear 2 smart glasses. They let you enjoy music through built-in speakers for up to 11 hours and feature interchangeable Zeiss prescription lenses. With a featherweight titanium frame at just 4.7 grams, they offer touch controls on the sides for easy operation.

These stylish smart glasses come at a price of €300 and will be on the market from October 18.