HTC is working on a standalone Daydream VR headset

HTC has announced that they will be shipping their own Google Daydream standalone headset later this year.

@LanaJelic
Published Wed, May 17 2017 5:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

As many of you know, HTC is one of the pioneering companies when it comes to VR. They are the first partner to work with Valve on the Vive for SteamVR and they have the best VR experience. HTC isn't really a PC company, so for them to be so heavily involved in PC VR was a challenge for them.

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But we also know that HTC is s smartphone company with expertise in mobility and design. So, it was only a matter of time until they announced their own mobile VR headset.

Many believed it would be a SteamVR trackable smartphone headset, others believed it would just be another Daydream headset, but they were all wrong. A standalone headset means that all of the processing, battery, cooling and display are all built into the headset and are tweaked and tuned to perfection.

HTC has announced that they will be shipping their own Google Daydream standalone headset later this year in partnership with Google.

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This is possible thanks to Google's new Daydream standalone reference design based on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which we have reported on in the past. Based on the designs, this standalone headset may be one of the best looking VR headsets to date, and it will also be one of the most portable and powerful, too.

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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