HTC was not the first company in the VR (Virtual Reality) arena, it has however certainly dominated this space. HTC obviously knowing this, has decided to hammer down that position by announcing a new Vive headset. This new headset will be a mobile version to the current flagship, however Chia-Lin Chang, the President of smartphones and connected devices at HTC, was quick to point out that this new headset will be offering more than other typical mobile VR solutions. This obvious jab at Google’s Daydream View and others was an easy one to make, seeing how these headsets do practically next to nothing to add to the overall experience.
The Taiwanese manufacturer has clearly been working on this product for a while. Back at last year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), the company alluded to their intentions of creating a unique product to tackle the VR and smartphone space that would “make sense”.
Offering this higher quality VR experience at a lower price will inject a substantial boost of revenue to the company’s phone sales, which has been lagging as of late.
Chang was confident in HTC to come with “a good plan in terms of combining mobility with VR,” and how in the coming months we will see more of the company’s plans for the upcoming product.