"The bad: Two-hour battery life." That's from our review of the $199 Bloomberg reports that a new, unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor will make it easier to build cheap VR and AR headsets that are thriftier when it comes to battery power., one of the first compelling VR headsets cheap enough to throw in a bag and carry around. But short battery life may not plague portable headsets for long:
That doesn't mean every new headset will use those chips, of course. Apple and Samsung tend to favor their own processors for their phones, andthat Apple and Samsung's will use home-baked processors as well. Magic Leap also claims to have designed its own chip for the .
Qualcomm declined to comment.