HTC Vive Standalone Headset Powered by Snapdragon 835 Announced

by: - Last updated on: July 27th, 2017

HTC has unveiled a premium standalone VR aimed at the Chinese market. The first Vive Standalone VR headset in China is announced at the recent Chinajoy 2017 event, and it will continue using the Viveport for the content needs. Moreover, VR developers can register themselves for the program and stand a chance to get early access to the Vive Standalone. Viveport is HTC’s content platform app store and subscription services wherein users can explore, create, connect and experience content in VR.

VIVE Standalone VR headset designed for the Chinese market

The Vive Standalone will be powered by Snapdragon 835 mobile VR platform. The VR headset will neither require a PC or a smartphone and is completely wireless. HTC is also building a content rich library for China, similar to how it had done with the initial Vive VR launch. Since the Vive Standalone is powered by a dedicated VR hardware, it will give developers more freedom to tinker around with their content and users will no more have to depend on smartphones.“Snapdragon 835 is designed to deliver superior VR experiences without the need for wires or a separate PC, 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” -Hugo Swart, Senior Director Qualcomm Technologies.

“Snapdragon 835 is designed to deliver superior VR experiences without the need for wires or a separate PC, 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” -Hugo Swart, Senior Director Qualcomm Technologies.

“Snapdragon 835 is designed to deliver superior VR experiences without the need for wires or a separate PC, 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” -Hugo Swart, Senior Director Qualcomm Technologies.

Vive was unveiled in 2015 and is a joint effort by HTC and Valve corporation to bring an optimized for room-scale VR blended with true-to-life interactions. HTC is also striving hard to culture the VR ecosystem and its for this reason that it has Vive X, a $100 million accelerator for VR and associated technologies. Since the Vive Standalone is already listed on the US website, it’s quite possible that HTC might bring the VR headset to the other parts of the world as well.

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