So we have a viewer Self-confidentwhich does not require connection to a computer to operate, is designed to compete with Meta Quest Pro which combines virtual and mixed reality.
the features From the Vive XR Elite they talk about 12GB of RAM, a 90Hz refresh rate and up to two hours of battery life on a single charge. Just like the Meta Quest Pro, it also offers the same connectivity options: Wi-FI 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and a USB-C jack to connect it to your PC. The only difference is in the data storage space, HTC Viewer has only 128 GB as against 256 of the direct competitor.
The XR Elite also includes two open audio speakers, four wide FOV cameras, a depth sensor, a hand detection sensor, and a capacitive sensor. Using it with a PC, it is also possible to detach a file the battery Turn it into a pair of glasses. If you want, you can also use power banks to power it up.
With the battery, the Vive XR Elite weighs 625g, versus the Meta Quest Pro’s 722g. The resolution is slightly higher, at 1920 x 1920 per eye, with 1800 x 1920 from the Meta resolution.
we talk about priceThe Vive XR Elite will cost $1,099, compared to $1,500 for the Meta Quest Pro, and that’s probably its biggest advantage.
The original news:
So HTC It will officially unveil a new VR headset that will compete in the same market segment as the Meta Quest Pro. Meanwhile, a leak in advance revealed a possibility Price and first photos From the viewer, which will apparently be called Vive XR Elite.
The information comes from a South Korean retailer that wrongly priced the headset early on. The price of the Vive XR Elite converted to dollars is approx 1430 USD, and thus nearly $100 less than direct competitor Meta Quest Pro. The first images of the scenes have also surfaced, which validate the hint, as it goes along with the teaser HTC shared last month. According to Brad Lynch, the viewer appears to have a resolution of 1920 x 1920 per eye and a refresh rate of 120Hz.
The first details on HTC’s new viewer were revealed exclusively by The Verge and it spoke of a headset that could rival like the Meta Quest 2 or Meta Quest Pro, so the price seems to suggest it’s a contender for the second.
Right now, we know that the headset can be used for gaming, entertainment, exercise, and even in some power-hungry scenarios, with productivity and work tools. There is a depth sensor and front cameras that record images from the outside, of such a high quality that texts on a smartphone or tablet can easily be read, at least according to Shen Yi, HTC president. The battery life will be two hours and the viewer will be fully autonomous and will support hand tracking.
In any case, we won’t have to wait long to get all the details, since HTC’s new renderer is scheduled to be presented tomorrow, January 6, at CES 2023.
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