Look out HTC, Oculus Rift, and Samsung, you have a new contender to the virtual reality game. Huawei recently announced that they will be coming out with their own VR headset to go against the competition. It’s not too late for the Chinese phone manufacturer to join, but Huawei VR will have some ground to make up.
Huawei’s VR headset will only be compatible with three of their phones, which will be the Huawei P9, the P9 Plus, and the Huawei Mate 8. The downfall to these three phones are that they only support 1080p resolution, whereas Samsung’s devices support 2k resolution for their Gear VR. So, expect a little less performance with Huawei’s VR set. Do keep in mind that consumers probably won’t notice a difference.
At the moment there is no pricing or date when it’ll be available for purchase as Huawei has decided to wait to reveal this information, but they did announce that there will be free offers with the headset. 4000 movies, 40 games, 150 panoramic tours, and 350 panoramic images will all be free. For the specs of the headset, Huawei states it’ll be the first VR headset to come with 360 degree sound. The FoV (field of vision) is set at 95 degrees, just one less than Samsung’s Gear VR. It’ll also come with adjustable lenses, volume buttons, a back button, and a touch pad.
With Samsung already having their VR sets out in the public’s hands, along with Oculus and HTC’s Vive coming out more en masse it’ll be tough for Huawei to gain some kind of foothold in the VR world. What are your thoughts about Huawei coming out with their own virtual reality headset? Think it’ll stand a chance against others out there? Let us know by leaving your comment down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.[button link=”http://www.slashgear.com/huawei-announces-vr-headset-to-rival-gear-vr-15436454/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: SlashGear[/button]
Last Updated on April 15, 2016.