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HTC preparing Vive Focus, standalone VR headset

HTC registers 'Vive Focus' trademark, preparing for launch of standalone VR headset
By: Anthony Garreffa | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Sep 18, 2017 5:27 am

The world of mobile VR headsets is going to quickly expand later this year and into 2018, with HTC filing a trademark that teases a standalone VR headset called Vive Focus.




There has been two new filings from HTC for a "head mounted display" named Vive Focus, according to Lets Go Digital, with one of them from the European Union Intellectual Property Office while the other is with the USPTO.


HTC's purported Vive Focus headset would run Google's Daydream mobile VR platform, which has had a hand from Qualcomm in the hardware department. HTC's new Vive Focus headset should feature 6DoF (six degrees of freedom) positional tracking, with 3DoF motion controls, with compatibility with Daydream games and apps.


Google is hosting an event on October 4 where we should be introduced to the new Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones, but now we could expect Google to also tease the upcoming standalone Daydream VR headsets like HTC's purported Vive Focus.


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