This week HTC announced the HTC Vive Focus, the company’s standalone VR headset that’s set to be a direct competitor to Oculus Go.
Hot on the heels of Oculus following their announcement of the Oculus Go, HTC’s President Alvin Graylin took to the stage at the HTC Vive conference earlier this week to announce the HTC Vive Focus. This standalone headset has no wires and doesn’t require an external device to work.
The headset will be powered by Vive Wave and will act as the content platform for the HTC Vive Focus. According to HTC over 100 developers are working on content for the headset. In terms of hardware, details are pretty thin, but we know that it’ll have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip and uses inside-out positional tracking.
Unlike the Oculus Go, the HTC Vive Focus will be aimed primarily at the Chinese market with a different headset planned for a western release – HTC has yet to reveal details on this particular headset, however. It also seems that HTC are looking to focus on the education market, which is interesting.
As for the HTC Vive Focus price and release date, HTC have yet to confirm this information.