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HTC’s first Vive Focus standalone VR headset announced

The Vive Focus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and features high-resolution AMOLED screen.

HTC has launched a new member to its VR headset family, dubbed as the Vive Focus. It is company’s first standalone VR headset – which can be used without any smartphone or PC. The headset similar to the Facebook’s Oculus Go, announced earlier this year in October and will ship in early 2018. However, availability of the Vive Focus is currently unknown.

The Vive Focus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and features high-resolution AMOLED screen. Further, the company claims to offer 6 degrees of freedom(6DoF) tracking head-mounted display, due to which one does not require to set additional sensors while using the headset.

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Other than this, the VR headset is equipped with a hand controller with 3 degrees of freedom, allowing users to control their motion and viewing angle. Further, the device comes with instant on feature and water-resistant padding.

Comparing to Oculus Go, the headset is priced at $199 (Rs 12,800 approx), similar to the Vive Focus, the device is capable to run games by itself. It does not require any phone to sit inside or stream the video game from a PC.

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The Oculus Go features new lenses, a 2560×1440 screen, and built-in audio into the headset, which means they can be used without headphones.

Meanwhile, Sony has recently launched an updated version of its PlayStation VR headset. The new VR headset will be available for $400 (Rs 24,000 approx). The company has added some interesting changes in the new PlayStation VR. To start with, the headphone cable is now integrated within the headset. This makes it easier to use the headphone while playing games on the VR headset.

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