HTC to unveil two new Vive headsets next week
HTC might be manufacturing very few smartphones these days, but the Taiwanese company is still going strong in the VR department. It will hold Vivecon on May 11-12 and at the event we expect to see two new VR headsets.
One will be a new standalone device called Vive Focus 3 Business Edition, while the other is likely to be the Vive Pro 2 - a high-end PC headset.
Set your expectations accordingly 🧐 pic.twitter.com/fh1dbPsyBF— Mike - VRO (@vr_oasis) May 4, 2021
The event, taking place virtually, has been teased with some hardware photos on social media. One image revealed a black device with outward-facing tracking cameras, under which HTC wrote “Ready to work in virtual reality?”. There might not be details about the device, but it clearly will be an enterprise device.
According to sources, the Focus 3 Business Edition has been listed in company documents with a price tag of €1,474/$1,771. The Pro 2 will definitely be cheaper - just €842/$1,012. Sadly, there are no specifications about any of the devices, but we’ll hear more at Vivecon in just a week’s time.
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