This was a very interesting BUZZ that I found today and wanted to share with you.
Originally posted on: www.roadtovr.com
HTC took another step towards the launch of its upcoming PC VR headset, Vive Cosmos, by quietly releasing three ‘reveal’ videos featuring some of the system’s claims to fame.
While it’s positive to see that they’ve locked down the headset and controllers’ design, we’re still no closer to understanding some important details about the headset though—namely price and exact release date—however, it could signal that HTC is finally getting ready to let the cat out of the bag.
Moreover, the Cosmos reveal video itself boldly claims “the time had come,” so it’s possible we could be looking at some more substantial info soon.
We’ve listed the videos below, but let’s first talk about some of the important info we already knew:
- Resolution – 1,440 × 1,700 per-eye (2,880 × 1,700 total), an 88% increase in pixel count over the original Vive at 1,080 × 1,200 per-eye
- Display type – RGB LCD displays
- Refresh rate – 90Hz
- Tracking – 6 inside-out sensors
- Controllers – optically tracked
- Audio – integrated, flip-up design
- Input – USB & DisplayPort, Vive Wireless Adapter, teased connectivity with smartphone
- Price – below $900 (confirmed by HTC in June)
- Expected Shipping – Q3 2019 (confirmed by HTC in June), Dev kits heading to developers
Outside of price and shipping, a few things are still a mystery, namely field of view (FOV), and further details on the system’s inside-out tracking.
Although the video at the very bottom does give us an exact weight, 651g (~1.43 pounds). We’ve listed the video description below each video.
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