HTC Vive unveils first standalone VR headset

July 27, 2017, 2:25 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

HTC standalone VR

HTC has announced much anticipated standalone VR head-mounted display. The company has released this product specifically for Chinese markets. This device will use Viveport as its official content platform.

The standalone headset will offer high-quality VR content to the much larger audience and that too at a lower cost. It will help the company to grow its consumer base beyond its PC based VR experience. Without the need for any external smartphone or PC to operate, Vive Standalone headset will use the advanced feature of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile VR platform, which is specially designed to operate VR content. This will also help the developers to come with the new idea for developing compelling content for the device.

According to China Reginal President of HTC,” China is the leading mobile market in the world and has the potential to lead the global VR market also. This partnership with Qualcomm will enable us to make high-quality standalone VR accessible to a large number of people in China at much lower cost.“

The Snapdragon 835 is specially designed to work with the VR technologies without the need for external smartphone or PC. In the release press conference, the company did not reveal any more specification than the use of Snapdragon 835 processor. According to some rumor, this headset is entirely different from the one which was announced at Google I/O 2017. It means that we can soon expect another stand alone headset from HTC soon.

The VR developers can register on the report website to apply for participation in Vive standalone associated support program and get an early access to upcoming developers events.

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