Huawei VR Announced: VR Headset will be powered by Smartphones

Recently, Huawei announced its upcoming flagship devices the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. The devices were unveiled in London last week. Today Huawei was set to launch the smartphones in Shanghai and as it turns out the company has been saving a surprise. Huawei has also decided to dip its toes into the world of virtual reality. Huawei has disclosed that it will be creating a new VR headset named Huawei VR.

The Huawei VR is going to rival the Samsung Gear VR headsets. The headset will be powered by smartphones. It will be compatible with the P9 flagship devices and the larger Mate 8. The devices have a mere 1080p screen resolution, so the video quality isn’t expected to be very crisp. Huawei has claimed that its VR goggles are going to be the first to offer 360-degree sound field. Assuming that you have the right content loaded and your headphones connected to the device.

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The Huawei VR is going to work similarly to the Samsung Gear VR headset. Just open the front cover of the headset, fit your compatible device in with virtual reality apps running, and then close the cover. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to wear your glasses with the headset, but the lenses in the headset are adjustable and can accommodate myopia of down to -7.00.

The specifications of the device include al 20ms low latency and 95-degree field of view. The Samsung Gear VR offers 96 degrees while the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive offer 110-degrees. The headset also includes an anti-blue light filter to protect your eyes.

The most exciting component of the Huawei VR is the content. The company has claimed that it will offer 4,000 free movies, and 40 free games, at the VR headset’s launch. It will also offer 350 panoramic images and over 150 panoramic tours. The Huawei VR is still in its early days so further details are currently unavailable. The price and release date of the headset are still under wraps.

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