Xiaomi today announced its first VR headset, Mi VR Play, for the Chinese market. The company under beta testing program is allowing users to purchase Mi VR Play for just RMB 1 (about Rs 10). Details about the pricing and availability of Mi VR Play beyond the beta testing program will be announced at a later date.
As per the company, it has already received 1 million registrations in just 8 hours in China on opening the registration lines on August 1. Innovative design
As per the company, the VR headset comes wrapped in lightweight, durable Lycra for long-lasting comfort. It has two-way zipper to ensure compatibility, providing a secure grip on a wide range of 4.7- to 5.7-inch smartphones. At the same time, the dual openings on the front allow for slight positioning adjustments and ventilation.
Xiaomi also said that in the future, Mi VR Play will be available in a selection of bold prints and colours for even more stylish options.
Mi VR app
Xiaomi also announced an app for the VR headset which is called as Mi VR app. Right now, the app comes with content from partners including Conde Nast Traveler, YouKu and Korea’s Dooribun. As more partners are brought onboard Mi VR app, introducing even more panoramic, 2D and 3D content, it is expected to drive VR content in China to a whole new level.
Sadly, Xiaomi has not said anything about its launch in India.