The HTC Vive 2 launch is likely to happen alongside the Vive smartphone. As per the updates, HTC is creating a Vive smartphone and will surely kickstart a new trend in the handset market.
On January 12, HTC is holding an event to introduce its three smartphones–HTC U Ultra, U Play and One X10. At the same event, it will show a video about its upcoming Vive phone. According to Android Headlines, HTC’s video about the Vive smartphone has already leaked. In the video, HTC mocks at other brands that the latest phones are not successful in winning the customers.
HTC will also tease a new Vive-branded smartphone. The smartphone has a brand new design and a metal body. It will sport antenna bands at the top and bottom of the device. The phone will also have an HTC Vive logo.
HTC Vive 2 Features and Updates
The HTC Vive 2 will arrive with two 4K screens. The screen will feature a 3840x2160p resolution. The Vive Original screen has a 2160x1200p resolution. The device will have an improved refresh rate of at least 120Hz, up from 90Hz on the existing device, according to the International Business Times.
“This is year one as far as this set of virtual reality experiences go. I think with the amount of innovation going on in the space and the amount of players coming into space, I do think that innovation cycles will be sort of annual,” said, Rikard Steiber, SVP of Virtual Reality at HTC.
The HTC Vive 2 is likely to be a wireless device. This, because Vive Original users are finding it difficult to handle the cables of the Vive device. “Valve was more than happy to cooperate with us on the task… we are incredibly happy the guys from Valve are so open to cooperation and improving their amazing creation,” Quark said, according to arsTechnica.
Earlier, rumor claimed that HTC Vive 2 will be called “Oasis”. As per the latest updates, “Oasis” is the name of HTC’s upcoming flagship phone. The launch date of HTC Vive 2 is still unknown. Meanwhile, HTC is innovating new VR devices. Recently, it launched the Vive Studio. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, HTC unveiled a Vive Tracker and a Vive Audio Strap. The expectations are high on the upcoming HTC Vive 2.
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