As the lines between VR and AR blur, with things like phones capable of doing both and apps starting to live in both spaces, it has been suggested in several places to call the two together Cross Reality, or «XR.» “refer to the spectrum. It’s an idea Qualcomm seems to be a big fan of as it announces a new Snapdragon 845 based dev kit to help build the future of these devices.

I spent a few minutes with this new reference design and it paints a pretty clear picture of what Qualcomm thinks the next year or two of these events will look like.

Clearer displays, faster processing