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HTC VIVE standalone VR Headset announced for China market

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HTC VIVE, a premium Standalone VR Headset has made its way in Chinese markets. HTC Corporation, the company behind VR technologies announced it at ChinaJoy 2017.

The VIVE Standalone VR headset will utilize Viveport as its official content platform. It is best in class premium device in its segment in China.

The device offers high quality VR experience to broader audiences, but at an affordable tag. It does not require an external PC or smartphone to work.

The VIVE Standalone makes use of advanced features of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile VR platform design to support built-in VR functionality. This will allow developers to build rich libraries of VR experiences and release compelling content.

Interested VR developers can register here.

Alvin W. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive, HTC said –

China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global VR market as well. Partnering with Qualcomm to deliver an easy to use and more affordable Vive VR system will enable us to make premium standalone VR widely accessible to the masses in China.

Hugo Swart, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc commented –

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.