HTC Corporation announced the first Vive Standalone VR headset for the China market, which will utilize Viveport as its official content platform. The new headset is set to deliver an outstanding standalone VR experience, making it the best-in-class premium device for this segment in the China market.
The Vive Standalone will offer broader audiences a more affordable, yet high-quality VR experience, and will expand the Vive family beyond its industry leading PC-based VR experiences. 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.
By building up a rich library of VR experiences for the standalone VR market, Vive is solidifying its leadership position in the China ecosystem, and reaffirming the premium brand it has established in the VR market over the last two years.
Alvin W. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive, HTC said:
China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global VR market as well. 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.
For now it is available in Chinese market only and we will keep you updated for further releases. To get further updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter, also don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter.