HTC announces standalone Vive VR headset for the Chinese market

By : |July 27, 2017 0

At ChinaJoy entertainment expo 2017, HTC announced a self-contained Vive virtual reality headset for the Chinese market built on its own Viveport content platform.

“China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global VR market as well,” said Alvin W. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive, HTC. “Partnering with Qualcomm to deliver an easy to use and more affordable Vive VR system will enable us to make premium standalone VR widely accessible to the masses in China.”

Without the requirement for an external PC or smartphone to operate, the Vive standalone will utilize advanced features of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile VR platform designed to support built-in VR functionality and allow developers to more rapidly release compelling content.

“Snapdragon 835 is designed to deliver superior VR experiences without the need for wires or a separate PC,” said Hugo Swart, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are thrilled to work with HTC’s Vive team as they utilize our rich feature set to create exciting, new VR experiences in the first truly mobile VR headset of the Vive ecosystem.”

The news comes on the heels of reports about Oculus partnering with Xiaomi to introduce an all-in-one headset with a China-specific model

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