HTC Standalone VR headset launches in China

It was only a matter of time until they announced their own mobile VR headset.

@LanaJelic
Published Wed, Jul 26 2017 8:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Just two months after HTC announced that they are working on a standalone VR headset, the company has unveiled its first Vive Standalone VR headset for the Chinese market at ChinaJoy. ChinaJoy is China's biggest gaming expo and is the most important show for VR in China as well.

HTC Standalone VR headset launches in China | TweakTown.com

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

The exact details about the headset itself are not quite known yet, but we do know that it will be based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 platform and will likely have the same or similar specs as the Snapdragon 835 VR reference design. That includes a 2560x1440 display, 90-120 degrees of freedom per eye, sub 18ms motion to photon latency and smooth motion tracking.

Prices are still unknown, but we will update you once we get the full specs.

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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