During today’s Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen, HTC has announced that they will be launching the Vive Focus Plus headset on April 15th at $799.
The Vive Focus first made its debut in China where people got to try and explore the standalone HMD by HTC. Now the Plus version will be making its way overseas in 25 markets worldwide supporting 19 languages.
“With the unveiling of these enhancements for Vive Focus Plus, the VR industry is taking a big step forward with this new generation of full-fidelity standalone VR devices enabling total freedom of interaction and freedom of connection,” said Alvin Wang Graylin, China President, HTC. “We’re thrilled so many developers and partners are supporting this product with exciting experiences across a wide range of use cases, showcasing the incredible opportunity for VR/AR to enter all facets of our lives.”
The new lenses
The Vive Focus Plus is designed for enterprise customers. It will feature new fresnel lenses which offer a sharper visual to reduce the screen door effect.
Users of the Vive Focus Plus will have access to 250 Vive Wave applications at launch.
“With the newly added dual 6DoF controllers and its multi-mode capability, Vive Focus Plus users can not only enjoy native standalone VR content, but also access a huge collection of existing content across a range of devices. The new “multi-mode” capability will be compatible with PC VR, PCs/laptops, smartphones, game consoles, 2D video streaming devices, live 360 camera streaming and upcoming Cloud VR services. These types of content extensions will be demonstrated live at VEC2019.”
VIVE Focus Plus Specs
Display: 3K AMOLED (2880×1600)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon™835
Audio: Built-in Speaker
Frame Rate: 75Hz
Field of View: 110-degrees
Battery: 4000 mAh
Data Connectivity: Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Memory (RAM/ROM): 4/32 GB
Connector: USB Type-C
Encryption: File-based (same security as Andriod Smartphone)