This market is hot: mixed reality headsets9. January 2023
This market is hot: mixed reality headsets
San Francisco, 01/09/2023
HTC – the Taiwanese chip giant and specialist in consumer electronics – has introduced a new mixed reality headset. Experts say the device could definitely compete with Meta’s new Quest Pro-t.
HTC’s $1,099 VIVE XR Elite is a standalone device that combines virtual and augmented reality capabilities. It’s HTC’s first VR headset to offer full-color pass-through video, allowing users to experience mixed reality.
Like the Metas Quest 2, the Taiwanese device is powered by the Snapdragon XR2 chip. It has a 90 Hz refresh rate, 2 GB of memory, 128 GB of storage, 15 hours of battery life and a screen resolution of up to 4K (2K per eye).
Like Meta’s quest line, it features hand tracking. Warning: HTC plans to introduce a face and eye tracking unit for the device later this year. The pre-orders currently received for the VIVE XR Elite are expected to be delivered at the end of February.
– HTC’s headset is about three times as powerful as Meta’s $400 Quest 2 headset.
– it competes with Meta’s more advanced Quest Pro, which retails for $1,500.
– both could rival Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset, which could be announced as early as this spring, priced at $2,000-$3,000.