Virtual reality tech is growing in its scope with more smartphone vendors expending their interest with new concepts. HTC like other key names in the smartphone market has already launched its VR project as its Vive VR headset is ready to go for pre-orders next week. But the company seems to have envisioned the use of VR headset beyond the box.
The company is now considering plans to integrate the VR technology to its upcoming flagship devices. To make it possible, HTC is reportedly working on a mobile VR solution which will be a new concept against the currently selling VR headsets.
HTC seems shifting concentration from smartphones to VR tech which we can judge by a statement of company’s co-founder Cher Wang. According to Cher Wang, VR is now more important to HTC than the smartphones. Though we have other names like Apple and Google who have shown interest in the emerging tech but HTC seems thinking a step ahead to bring the VR tech closer to smartphones.
HTC already showing less activities in the smartphone market as it concluded the MWC 2016 with its HTC Desire series without launching anything big. Though the company is reported to have prepared for its flagship launch in March but the overall activities of HTC in the market have been quite low. Last flagship device by HTC was the One M9 which left its fans disappointed with many shortcomings in terms of performance and features.
HTC has already started teasing out the One M10 which is expected to be a powerful flagship device to replace the One M9. Expectations are high with the One M10 but at the same time HTC is putting more emphasis on the VR. The mobile VR technology seems to be among the same cool stuff which HTC is planning for now. However, it is yet not clear if the company has considered it as a standalone project or integrated into handset.