HTC Vive Standalone VR Headset With Snapdragon 835 SoC Unveiled, but Only for China

HTC on Thursday declared its Vive Standalone VR (virtual reality) headset exclusively for the Chinese current market. HTC has partnered with Qualcomm to acquire the new “premium” standalone VR headset, and reported arrive with HTC’s Viveport as its formal content material system.

One particular of the major highlights of the new premium standalone VR headset is that it will be run by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.To remember, Qualcomm experienced released its Snapdragon 835 SoC-run reference VR headset in February this yr, alongside a components accelerator programme for OEMs. For now, no precise specifications are accessible for the Vive Standalone VR headset.

HTC statements that the new Vive Standalone VR headset will produce an “superb standalone VR practical experience” generating it the “ideal-in-class premium gadget for this section in the China current market.” There is certainly no pricing or availability specifics declared as of now. Beforehand, HTC released a VR headset only for Japan, and it was appropriate with the HTC U11 smartphone.

The Taiwanese corporation is calling out interested VR builders to sign up at to apply for participation in the linked assistance programmes of the Vive Standalone, and also to get an early obtain to approaching developer occasions. The headset is reported to arrive with designed-in VR functionalities without having the want of a Computer or cell phone to work.

“China is the leading cellular current market in the entire world nowadays, and has the momentum to direct the global VR current market as nicely. Partnering with Qualcomm to produce an easy to use and much more very affordable Vive VR technique will empower us to make premium standalone VR extensively available to the masses in China,” reported Alvin W. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive, HTC.

“We are thrilled to work with HTC’s Vive staff as they utilise our loaded characteristic established to develop fascinating, new VR encounters in the initially certainly cellular VR headset of the Vive ecosystem,” reported Hugo Swart, Senior Director, Item Administration, Qualcomm Systems.

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