CES 2023: HTC Vive XR Elite headset launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 SoC, 110-degree FOV
HTC launched its latest extended reality headset, the HTC Vive XR Elite, at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023. The Vive XR Elite is a lightweight all-in-one convertible headset for AR, VR, and Mixed Reality experiences that transforms into a wearable pair of immersive glasses. The headset has a combined resolution of 3840 x 1920 with a field of view of up to 110 degrees and a refresh rate of 90Hz. It includes four wide-field-of-view tracking cameras, a high-resolution RGB camera and a depth sensor.
The new Vive XR Elite follows the Vive Flow, HTC’s lightweight VR glasses launched in 2021.
Price, availability of the HTC Vive XR Elite
HTC Vive XR Elite is priced at $1,099 (roughly Rs. 90,900) and is available for pre-order on Vive’s website. Those who pre-order the headset before February 15 will also receive five popular XR/VR titles for free. HTC will begin pre-order shipments in early March 2023, when the headset is expected to go on sale.
HTC Vive XR Elite Specifications
The HTC Vive XR Elite headset has 1920 x 1920 pixels per eye, or a combined resolution of 3840 x 1920 pixels with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 110 degree field of view. The headset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 SoC, accompanied by 12GB of RAM.
HTC has included four trail cameras and a 16-megapixel RGB camera on the headset. The HTC Vive XR Elite also comes with 128GB of internal storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 + 6E 1, Bluetooth 5.2 + BLE, USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-C peripheral port and USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-C power port. It also includes a depth sensor, gravity sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
The HTC Vive XR Elite includes a 26.6 Wh battery holder that can be removed and hot-swapped with another battery holder available as an accessory. The battery cradle can provide up to 2 hours of continuous power, according to HTC. It also comes with two controllers (L and R), which have up to 15 hours of battery life and are rechargeable via the USB Type-C port.
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