HTC announced the Vive Flow VR headset. The device has a 3.2K screen with a refresh rate of 75Hz and a field of view of 100 degrees and can be linked to Android devices. The headset is intended for media consumption and is on sale for 569 euros.
The headset weighs 189 grams, has a 3.2K display with a 75Hz refresh rate and a 100-degree field of view. That’s lower than the Vive Focus 3 VR headset, which has a 90Hz refresh rate and a 120-degree field of view. The integrated ventilation system should improve wearing comfort. Both readings have their own diopter mechanism.
The Vive Flow runs on Qualcomm XR1-soc, comes with 4GB of RAM and has 64GB of onboard storage that can’t be expanded via a memory card. The device runs on Android and its features Three-dimensional–my place My voice It can also connect to other wireless headphones via Bluetooth. Two integrated cameras are installed in the front to aid in six-axis movement and hand tracking. According to HTC, hand tracking is not out yet, but it will be activated at a later time.
External power supply, Android only
Vive Flow must be connected to an external power source. The headset has a small battery built in, which only safely turns off the device when another connected power source cannot supply power. For this other power supply, HTC points out an optional 10,000mAh power bank that it sells, with the Vive Flow lasting four to five hours, but other power banks with USB-C connectivity will suffice as well.
The VR headset can be connected to an Android smartphone via Bluetooth and according to reports, it should be from ArsTechnica You have 5G. You can check compatible smartphones on HTC website. The smartphone must support Miracast and hdcp2.2 protocol. This protocol ensures that illegal copies of movies or games cannot be played. It is also possible to operate the headset via an Android smartphone. iOS devices are not supported at the moment, although HTC says this may change in the future.
Wellness, media consumption and the business world
HTC wants to focus on mental health with Vive Flow and make some meditation apps available for the headset. In addition, the company is convinced that Vive Flow can be used to collaborate with colleagues using Vive Sync, a platform where meetings and business appointments can be conducted via virtual reality.
The company is also introducing a new subscription plan that allows Flow users to download all available VR apps. This service will cost $6 per month in the US. When the headset is inserted, According to The Verge 100 apps are available and 150 will be supported by the end of this year.
HTC Vive Flow should cost 569 euros. From today you can on HTC It is pre-ordered. The headset will be shipped in November.
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