Recently, the tech giant HTC released new information regarding their upcoming standalone Virtual Reality (VR) headset from the Vive series. This could mean that its completion may not be too far away. Here’s what we know so far.
Although the standalone VR headset (based on Daydream VR) was first mentioned at Google I/O in May and again in July at ChinaJoy 2017, a more detailed update or perhaps some official declarations should be available on October 4th when the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones will be revealed. HTC and Google have not confirmed anything yet, there is reason to believe that the new headset will be called Vive Focus, as this is the name put in the recent trademark papers HTC filed for both the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The documents say “head-mounted display for computer simulated reality”, so it is safe to say we know the name.
We don’t know much about the precise specifications and design features; however, some mysteries are not too hard to uncover. There is even an image of how the Chinese version will look like, and it’s supposed to be identical to other versions, apart from the software. While HTC is responsible for the design side of the project, tech giant Qualcomm is helping with the hardware. In fact, Google already confirmed that the VR headset will run on their Daydream platform and will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 VR platform which uses the same Snapdragon 835 chip that’s inside the HTC U11. This means that the…
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