HTC Vive Pro 2 and HTC Vive Focus 3 have been launched in the company’s ViveCon 2021 event. Both VR headsets have a 5K resolution, which is a big improvement from its predecessors. Both provide a high refresh rate and a wide field of view. HTC Vive Pro 2 comes with Hi-Res certified headsets, which require a desktop connection to work. On the other hand, Vive Focus 3 is a standalone VR headset with accurate room size tracking.
HTC Vive Pro 2, HTC Vive Focus 3 price, availability
The HTC Vive Pro 2 headset only costs US$799 (approximately Rs 58,700) and will go on sale on June 4. Vive Pro 2 is now available for pre-order. There is also a Vive Pro 2 kit, which includes base station 2.0 and Vive controller. It is priced at US$1,399 (approximately 100,000 rupees).
HTC Vive Focus 3 is priced at US$1,300 (approximately Rs 95,500) and will be available for purchase on June 27. As of now, HTC has not shared information about when these two VR headsets will enter India.
HTC Vive Pro 2 specifications, features
HTC Vive Pro 2 is equipped with two 2.5K RGB low-durability LCD screens, each eye has 2,448×2,448 pixels, a total of 4,896×2,448 pixels, or HTC calls it 5K. It supports 90Hz and 120Hz refresh rates, but the Vive wireless adapter is limited to 90Hz. The headset has a field of view (FoV) of up to 120 degrees and has a removable headset that can pass Hi-Res audio certification. HTC Vive Pro 2 comes with integrated dual microphones and Bluetooth for connectivity. The peripherals are connected via the USB Type-C port. In terms of sensors, Vivo Pro 2 has a gravity sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, IPD sensor and SteamVR Tracking 2.0. The user can adjust the IPD, headphone position, headband and lens distance.
HTC Vive Focus 3 specifications, features
HTC Vive Focus 3 has dual 2.88-inch LCD panels with the same resolution as Vive Pro 2. It supports 90Hz refresh rate and FoV up to 120 degrees. You will 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. Vive Focus 3 is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform, which has twice the CPU and GPU performance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile XR platform. Connection options on Vive Focus 3 include two USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-C peripheral ports, Bluetooth v5.2 and Wi-Fi6. There are also four tracking cameras, G sensor, gyroscope and a proximity sensor.
HTC Vive Focus 3 is equipped with a 26.6Whr battery as a backup battery, which is removable and replaceable. The front gasket and the back pad are magnetically fixed, so they are easier to disassemble and clean. There is a 150 mm wide face interface, and the IPD range is 57 mm to 72 mm. It also has a quick-release headband design.
The Vive Focus 3 controller has capacitive sensors in the trigger, joystick and thumb rest area. There are Hall sensors on the trigger and grip buttons, as well as G sensors and gyroscopes. They claim that the battery has a life of up to 15 hours and can be charged through the USB Type-C port.