HTC Vive is one of a long line of virtual reality (VR) headset manufacturers that are building head-mounted displays (HMD) for business use, making a surprise announcement last month which unveiled the HTC Vive Focus Plus. Today, the company unveiled Vive Focus Plus pricing, availability, and some new features.
The standalone headset will be available from 15th April 2019 via HTC Vive’s official website for £639 GBP (exVAT) and in Europe will be bundled with Advantage (£115 exVAT) – which offers dedicated support and service utilities for Vive Enterprise products – an enterprise licence and 2-year commercial warranty for a total of £754.
An upgraded version of the original HTC Vive Focus standalone headset, the Plus version has new Fresnel lenses for improved crisper visuals from the single AMOLED display which boasts a 2,880 × 1,600 resolution. The headset also comes with new 6DoF controllers, enhanced comfort for longer use sessions, and support for the Vive Wave Platform.
There’s also the new multi-mode capability turning the Vive Focus Plus into a VR hub for multiple content sources, compatible with PC VR, PCs/laptops, smartphones, game consoles, 2D video streaming devices, live 360 camera streaming and upcoming Cloud VR services.
“With the unveiling of these enhancements for Vive Focus Plus, the VR industry is taking a big step forward with this new generation of full-fidelity standalone VR devices enabling total freedom of interaction and freedom of connection,” said Alvin Wang Graylin, China President, HTC in a statement. “We’re thrilled so many developers and partners are supporting this product with exciting experiences across a wide range of use cases, showcasing the incredible opportunity for VR/AR to enter all facets of our lives“
Vive Focus Plus will be initially sold in 25 markets worldwide, supporting 19 languages. For further updates keep reading VRFocus.
HTC Vive Focus Plus Specs:
- Display: 3K AMOLED (2880×1600)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon™835
- Audio: Built-in Speaker
- Tracking: Inside-Out
- Frame Rate: 75Hz
- Field of View: 110-degrees
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- Controller: 6DoF
- Data Connectivity: Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Memory (RAM/ROM): 4/32 GB
- Connector: USB Type-C
- Charging: QC3.0
- Encryption: File-based (same security as Andriod Smartphone)
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