As Facebook corners the consumer-grade VR market with its Oculus headsets, HTC is staying with its enthusiast and company clients with the recently revealed Vive Pro 2 and Focus 3 headsets. Introducing in June for $750 and $1,300 respectively (or $1,400 for the complete Vive Pro 2 Kit), both new headsets include 5K 120Hz screens, a 120-degree FOV, and real RGB subpixels for a life-like image.
HTC Vive Pro 2
HTC advanced with the original Vive Pro. Its one of the most comfy VR headsets on the marketplace, with numerous ergonomic features and adjustable parts. To that end, the HTC Vive Pro 2 is primarily a rehash of its predecessor, with the majority of the modifications going to its screen.
The new HTC Vive Pro 2 loads a 5K 120Hz display screen with a 120-degree FOV, a significant improvement from the previous models 2880 x 1600 90Hz screen, which had a narrower 110-degree FOV. It also supports Display Stream Compression (DSC), a lossless standard generally found in computer monitors and, till now, never utilized in a VR headset.
According to HTC, the Vive Pro 2s upgraded display screen considerably lowers movement blur and the dreadful screen-door result. Youll need to take the businesss word up until people begin evaluating the Vive Pro 2, but for what its worth, cheaper headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 have made substantial development against these typical VR problems.
While the HTC Vive Pro 2 is a little smaller sized and sleeker than its predecessor, its style stays practically unchanged. It still has adjustable straps, sizing dials, and IPD settings (the range between your pupils). The brand-new Vive Pro 2 still has incorporated headphones with Hi-Res Audio Certified with 3D spatial noise, however you can use your own earphones if you d like.
HTC Focus 3
Unlike the brand-new Vive Pro 2 headset, the Focus 3 includes a brand brand-new ergonomic design together with its upgraded display. Previous designs in the Focus series are well-known for their uncomfortable, sweaty develop, so HTC rebalanced the headset (moving the hot-swappable batteries to the back is a big win) and installed a brand-new cooling fan in front of the screen.
The Focus 3 also features a brand-new set of gamepads that look comparable to the Oculus Quest controllers. You can also connect a Steam VR controller to the Focus 3 for highly-customizable or robust controls, though the included gamepads will work fine for the majority of people.
Internally, the Focus 3 features an effective new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chip (but supports tethered VR via Vive Streaming Cable). Like the Vive Pro 2, it likewise sports an updated 5K 120Hz display screen with a 120-degree FOV. Previous designs of the HTC Focus used the very same display screen as the initial Vive Pro headset.
Source: HTC via The Verge.
The Vive Pro 2 ships June 4, but pre-orders for the headset available now beginning at $750. If you do not have controllers, youll have to wait for the $1,400 Vive Pro 2 Kit to introduce June 4th. HTCs $1,300 Focus 3 headset isnt offered for pre-order just yet, however ships June 27th
HTC struck gold with the original Vive Pro. To that end, the HTC Vive Pro 2 is mostly a rehash of its predecessor, with most of the changes going to its display.
While the HTC Vive Pro 2 is a little smaller sized and sleeker than its predecessor, its style remains essentially unchanged. Previous models of the HTC Focus utilized the same display screen as the original Vive Pro headset.
HTCs $1,300 Focus 3 headset isnt readily available for pre-order simply yet, but ships June 27th