HTC Vive Pro 2 and HTC Vive Focus 3 have been launched at the company’s ViveCon 2021 event. Both the VR headsets come with 5K resolution which is a big step up from their predecessors. Both offer higher refresh rates and wider views. The HTC Vive Pro 2 comes with Hi-Res certified headphones and requires a desktop connection to work. The Vive Focus 3, on the other hand, is a standalone VR headset with accurate room scale tracking.
HTC Vive Pro 2, HTC Vive Focus 3 price, availability
HTC Vive Pro 2 worth For $799 (approximately Rs 58,700) for the headset only and will be available for purchase starting June 4. Pre-orders for Vive Pro 2 are live now. There is also a Vive Pro 2 kit that includes Base Station 2.0 and Vive controllers. Its price is $ 1,399 (about Rs 1 lakh).
The HTC Vive Focus 3 is priced at $1,300 (approximately Rs 95,500) and will be available for purchase from June 27. As of now, HTC hasn’t shared any information about when both the VR headsets will arrive in India.
HTC Vive Pro 2 Specifications, Features
The HTC Vive Pro 2 comes with two 2.5K RGB low-persistence LCD screens with 2,448×2,448 pixels per eye, for a total of 4,896×2,448 pixels or as HTC calls it 5K. It supports 90Hz and 120Hz refresh rates but the Vive wireless adapter is limited to 90Hz. The headset comes with 120-degree field-of-view (FOV) and has removable headphones with Hi-Res Audio certification. HTC Vive Pro 2 comes with integrated dual microphone and Bluetooth for connectivity. The peripherals connect via the USB Type-C port. In terms of sensors, Vivo Pro 2 packs G-sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, IPD sensor and SteamVR Tracking 2.0. Users can adjust IPD, headphone position, head strap and lens distance.
HTC Vive Focus 3 Specifications, Features
The HTC Vive Focus 3 features dual 2.88-inch LCD panels with the same resolution as the Vive Pro 2. It supports 90Hz refresh rate and up to 120°FOV. You get dual microphones with echo cancellation, Hi-Res certified 3.5mm audio jack output and dual drivers with directional speaker design. There are also two integrated microphones. The Vive Focus 3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform with twice the CPU and GPU performance as compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile XR platform. Connectivity options on the Vive Focus 3 include two USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-C peripheral ports, Bluetooth v5.2 and Wi-Fi 6. There are also four tracking cameras, G-sensor, gyroscope and a proximity sensor.
HTC Vive Focus 3 packs a 26.6Whr battery that is removable and swappable. The front gasket and rear padding attach magnetically, making them easy to remove and clean. 150mm wide facial interface and IPD range of 57mm to 72mm. It also has a quick-release head strap design.
The Vive Focus 3’s controllers have capacitive sensors on the trigger, joystick, and thumb-rest area. There are Hall sensors on the trigger and grip buttons, along with a G-sensor and gyroscope. They have a claimed battery life of up to 15 hours and charge via the USB Type-C port.