Like many other VR and AR products, HTC is looking towards the enterprise for its next product, the HTC Vive Focus Plus.
The HTV Vive Focus Plus is a more powerful version of the stand-alone HTC Vive Focus, with a single AMOLED display with a 2,880 × 1,600 resolution, and upgraded Fresnel lenses for sharper visuals, and improved, more comfortable 6DoF controllers for extended use and support for the Vive Wave Platform.
It also features a new multi-mode capability turning the Vive Focus Plus into a VR hub for multiple content sources, compatible with PC VR, PCs/laptops, smartphones, game consoles, 2D video streaming devices, live 360 camera streaming and upcoming Cloud VR services.
“With the unveiling of these enhancements for Vive Focus Plus, the VR industry is taking a big step forward with this new generation of full-fidelity standalone VR devices enabling total freedom of interaction and freedom of connection,” said Alvin Wang Graylin, China President, HTC in a statement. “We’re thrilled so many developers and partners are supporting this product with exciting experiences across a wide range of use cases, showcasing the incredible opportunity for VR/AR to enter all facets of our lives“
The HTC Vive Focus Plus specs include:
- Display: 3K AMOLED (2880×1600)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon™835
- Audio: Built-in Speaker
- Tracking: Inside-Out
- Frame Rate: 75Hz
- Field of View: 110-degrees
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- Controller: 6DoF
- Data Connectivity: Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Memory (RAM/ROM): 4/32 GB
- Connector: USB Type-C
- Charging: QC3.0
- Encryption: File-based (same security as Andriod Smartphone)
Vive Focus Plus will be initially sold in 25 markets worldwide, supporting 19 languages. It will hit shelves on the 15th April 2019 via HTC Vive’s official website for £639 GBP (exVAT) and in Europe will be bundled with Advantage (£115 exVAT) – which offers dedicated support and service utilities for Vive Enterprise products – an enterprise licence and 2-year commercial warranty for a total of £754.
See CNET’s hands-on with the device below: