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HTC's new standalone VR headset isn't like GearVR

HTC's upcoming VR headset is 'not a phone slapped onto a headset'

By Anthony Garreffa on Feb 15, 2017 09:52 pm CST - 0 mins, 42 secs reading time

HTC was a household name in smartphones years ago, and while that has been watered down over the years, it became the undeniable force in high-quality room scale VR headsets - and now, the company is teasing a standalone VR headset that isn't the Vive 2.0.

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In a recent interview with CNET, HTC CFO Chia-lin Chang said that the Taiwanese mobile giant will be releasing a new mobile VR headset this year that is "not a phone slapped onto a headset" like we see with Samsung's GearVR, or Google's Daydream View headsets.

Chang teased that HTC's upcoming mobile VR headset would be similar to the high-end Vive headset - and that has me intrigued.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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