The VR space is heating up. We have products like the Oculus which are complete all in one VR headsets. But on this other side of the market, HTC has launched the new HTC Vive Flow. It is a change attempt at the VR market as this isn’t an all in one, it connects to the smartphone and is light and compact.
HTC Vive Flow
HTC Vive Flow is more a compact and easy to carry VR set. Unlike the traditional VR, it is worn like glasses and is not strapped on your head. Moreover, the VIVE FLow can be folded down to fit easily into a small backpack or handbag. Its internal magnetic padding is removable and supports handwashing with water and detergent, making it easy to replace the padding when sharing the device.
Coming towards the specifications of the device, we see that it supports every android phone having android 9.0 and onwards. The headset comes with 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM and Weighs 189g. The display inside is 3.5K (2x 2.1” LCD 1600 x1600p per eye) and has Up to 100-degree field of view with a 75Hz refresh rate.
The headset supports Active cooling for stable performance and increased user comfort and Stereo speakers with spatial audio support, and noise cancellation. Supports Bluetooth headphones too. The device has no controller and does not support hand tracking, but you can use your smartphone for control. Currently, it only supports Android devices, not iOS platforms. Its built-in camera allows you to see the outside world. VIVE Flow can be connected to a smartphone, either through a USB-C wired connection or wirelessly. It also has relatively independent computing power, supporting over 100 VR content runs.
Vive Flow is released with a price tag of $499 (PKR 85,500), can be Pre-order by October 31, 2021.
Along with the release of VIVE Flow, HTC VIVE also launched a special VIVEPORT subscription plan – Unlimited Membership Light, priced at $5.99 per month, allowing users to download and experience unlimited amounts of various VR content. Officials say VIVEPORT’s library will continue to expand, bringing users more.
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