Confirming earlier reports, Qualcomm announced today that the graphics processor in its next flagship mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 820, will be around 40 percent faster than its predecessor. And while that's obviously going to lead to even more complex games, Qualcomm is also envisioning a much more diverse future for its latest Snapdragon and its Adreno 530 GPU. Specifically, it's looking at "next-generation uses of virtual reality, augmented reality computer vision," according to Qualcomm's senior marketing manager Adam Kerin. That shouldn't be too surprising, given the rise of mobile VR solutions over the past year, including Samsung's Gear VR and even Google Cardboard. Even more so than mobile games, VR will push both desktop and mobile hardware to its limits -- it might end up being a legitimate use for 4K screens on phones, for example -- so it's best to be ready.