Make VR wire-free! HTC Vive Focus headset joins the stand-alone party
Virtual reality headsets are quickly shedding their tethers to PCs, and following the recent announcement of the Oculus Go stand-alone headset, HTC’s Vive team has fired back with the new Vive Focus, a swoopy stand-alone VR system that will likely compete head-on with the Go. HTC just previewed the new headset at the Vive Developers conference in Beijing, and while the presentation was short on specs, some tech details of the Focus are trickling out.
The Focus headset is not phone-based, and so like the upcoming Oculus Go, it will occupy a sort of middle tier between the high-end tethered systems and the lower-end phone-in-a-headset realm. The Focus will reportedly use “high-resolution AMOLED” display panels, although the exact resolution has yet to be announced. The headset with feature a sensor pack with “six degrees of freedom” for figuring out where you are in a room.. and where your hands are.
The Focus will also use the reliable and powerful Snapdragon 835 chip, which is found in many high-end Android smartphones, so the horsepower should be there. We’ve got more details on the Focus, but like the Go headset, it’s probably going to miss the holiday shopping binge and arrive early next year. Details: https://www.digitaltrends.com/virtual-reality/htc-vive-focus-portable-vr-headset/
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