Xiaomi has partnered with Oculus, one of the most well-known brands in the VR industry, to launch its standalone VR headset, the Mi VR standalone. The standalone VR headset was unveiled at an event in Shenzhen, China earlier today alongside other devices like Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer edition, Mi 8 SE, 75-inch Mi TV 4 and Mi Band 3.
Xiaomi Mi VR Standalone Features
The Mi VR standalone features a Snapdragon 821 chipset, which despite being two years old, should be good enough to power a VR headset given the tasks that it needs to perform are not so intensive. Some were hoping that Xiaomi will go with the latest Snapdragon XR1 instead of Snapdragon 821, but not to be. For an enjoyable experience on a VR headset, the presence of a sharp display is a must and Xiaomi hasn’t disappointed by providing a 2K fast-switch display.
Since it is a standalone headset, there’s no need to pair it with a smartphone or a PC. The device is completely wireless and features over 1000 games optimized by Oculus for an immersive VR experience.
The Mi VR standalone comes bundled with a somatosensory intuitive controller to track the user’s movements. There’s a 2600mAh battery which should keep you away from the charger for a good amount of time.
There are two versions of the Mi VR standalone announced today, one with 32GB storage priced at 1499 Yuan ($235/INR 15,800) and a top-end variant with 64GB of storage which costs 1799 Yuan ($280/INR 19,000). Both of these are launching only in China and we aren’t sure if and when Xiaomi brings them to other countries like India. Stay tuned for more details.