HTC has announced the HTC Vive Pro 2 and the Vive Focus 3 VR Headsets at the company’s ViveCon 2021 event. The biggest change that the Vive Pro 2 offers is that it now has a 5K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and a 120-degree field of view. The Vive Pro 2 comes with a high-end headset that has an adjustable strap. Similar to the Oculus Quest 2, the Vive Pro 2 offers a fine-tuned interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment. The headphones integrated with the Vive Pro 2 are Hi-Res Audio Certified. The headset even works with third-party headphones as well. The Vive Focus 3 on the other hand is equipped with a dual 2.88-inch LCD panel similar to the Vive Pro 2. Powering the Vive Focus 3 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform. It features two USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-C peripheral ports and has Bluetooth v5.2, and Wi-Fi 6 support.
HTC Vive Pro 2, Vive Focus 3 Pricing And Availability
The HTC Vive Pro 2 is priced at around $799 (Rs 58,675). The Vive Pro 2 also includes a kit as well that is equipped with Base Station 2.0 and controllers. It is priced at around $1,399 (Rs 1,02,735). The headset will be available for purchase from June 4th. As far as the pricing of the Vive Focus 3 goes, it retails for around $1,300 (Rs 95,447), and it will be available for purchase from June 27th. No details regarding the Indian availability of these headsets is revealed as of now.
HTC Vive Pro 2, Vive Focus 3 Specifications, Features
The HTC Vive Pro 2 comes with two 2.5K (5K resolution) RGB low persistence LCD display that has 2448 x 2448 pixels resolution each. The display supports 90Hz and 120Hz refresh rates, but with the Vive Wireless Adapter, the refresh rate is limited to 90Hz. It also has a 120-degree field-of-view (FoV). As mentioned above, the Vive Pro 2 comes integrated with headphones that have Hi-Res audio certification. The headset has got a dual microphone and adjustable IPD. In terms of connectivity, the Vive Pro 2 features a USB Type-C port. Sensors the device integrates consists of – G-sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, IPD sensor, and SteamVR Tracking 2.0.
Moving onto the specs of the Vive Focus 3, it sports dual 2.88-inch LCD panels with 2448 x 2448 pixels resolution each. It has a 90Hz refresh rate and up to 120-degree field-of-view (FoV). The Vive Focus 3 is integrated with dual microphones, Hi-Res certified 3.5mm audio jack output, and 2x dual driver with patented directional speaker design. Connectivity-wise, the headset features two USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-C peripheral ports, Bluetooth 5.2 + BLE, and Wi-Fi 6. The Vive Focus 3 controllers have capacitive sensors on the trigger, Joystick, and thumb-rest area. The headset is backed by a 26.6Whr battery which is removable and swappable. Similar to the Vive Pro 2, the Focus 3 also has eye comfort adjustment that supports an IPD range of 57mm to 72mm. Other sensors the headset include is Hall sensors on the trigger and grip buttons, G-Sensor, and gyroscope.
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