HTC reveals standalone Vive Focus VR headset, not based on Google Daydream

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After gaining a lot consideration for its Vive digital actuality headsets, HTC is now eliminating any and all wires with the discharge of its standalone all-in-one ‘Vive Focus’ headset on the Vive Builders Convention (VDC) in Beijing.

Because the quite a few leaks prior to now prompt, the standalone ‘Vive Focus’ is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 VR platform and a high-resolution AMOLED show, the specifics of that are nonetheless unknown. It additionally features a rotational head-strap, much like its personal Vive Deluxe audio strap, for excessive consolation throughout lengthy hours of utilization.

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As well as, HTC’s Vive Focus is powered by the newly launched Vive Wave VR open platform and never Google’s Daydream platform. This implies, when you had been holding out for the launch of an uber-powerful VR headset that’s appropriate with Google Daydream, you’re in for a significant disappointment. HTC and Google are now not planning to deliver the standalone Daydream VR headset to the USA.

The Vive Focus is the first-ever VR headset to debut with six-degrees-of-freedom, which has been termed as “world view” by the Taiwanese {hardware} big. This has been paired with the normal hand-held controller with 3-degrees of freedom however HTC stated that it’s going to carry out equally properly with this 6DOF VR headset.

This isn’t a cellular headset just like the Samsung Gear VR, the place you have to to mount your smartphone to make it operate. It was earlier fairly troublesome to realize a stability between high quality and efficiency in standalone headsets however the HTC Vive Focus can primarily do many of the issues attainable on a high-end VR headset. It has been made attainable attributable to main developments in expertise and optimization of content material for the platform.

HTC has at the moment solely introduced Vive Focus for the Chinese language market, with no phrase on the pricing and availability of the headset. The Taiwanese big has stored mum on most particulars of the Vive Focus headset, which seems to be beautiful lined in a brilliant blue hue. We’ll replace you as soon as we collect extra info on this standalone VR headset. Until then, tell us what you consider this launch.