13 May 2019
HTC has confirmed that Vive Focus Plus VR headset will cost $799 with sales starting next month. Precisely, it will become available for purchase from April 15th which is a little over two weeks away from today. It is the latest stand-alone VR headset which was originally showcased at MWC 2019 in Barcelona last month.
The HTC Vivo Focus Pro is primarily aimed at enterprise customers and brings a few noteworthy upgrades over the Vivo Focus from 2017. It features a 3K AMOLED display with a 2880 x 1600 pixels resolution per eye and 110-degrees field of view. It offers six degrees of freedom as compared to three on the previous version. This simply means users will be able to interact with the virtual environment by moving their hands left, right, up, down, forward, and backward.
It comes with in-built cameras for inside-out tracking which eliminates the need for connecting with an external camera. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with microSD card support and USB Type-C port. It further has an in-built microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack, and WiFi support. There are two controllers as compared to only one that was bundled with Vive Focus.
Alvin Wang Graylin, President of HTC China said,
“With the unveiling of these enhancements for Vive Focus Plus, the VR industry is taking a big step forward with this new generation of full-fidelity standalone VR devices enabling total freedom of interaction and freedom of connection. We’re thrilled so many developers and partners are supporting this product with exciting experiences across a wide range of use cases, showcasing the incredible opportunity for VR/AR to enter all facets of our lives”