HTC to unveil new mixed reality headset at CES 2023, may take Meta Quest: report
HTC’s mixed reality headset has been in the news for some time now. The new headset with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) support is set to debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 on January 5. The launch was reportedly teased by an HTC executive who didn’t reveal much about it. . It’s teased to come with a bezel-like design with front and side cameras. The upcoming device will compete with models of Meta’s Oculus Rift and Quest products.
A report from The Verge, citing Shen Ye, HTC’s global product manager, says the company plans to unveil a new flagship all-in-one AR and VR headset at CES on January 5. The helmet will have a new design. “It’s about taking all of these advancements that we’ve made not just in the design aspects, but also in the technology aspects, and turning it into something that makes sense and is appealing to consumers,” he said. said Ye in the report.
The report also includes an image of the headset that suggests a goggle-like design. It appears to have front and side cameras which would enable mixed reality. Ye says the headset can be used for gaming, entertainment, exercise, and “even some of the most powerful use cases,” including productivity and business tools. It is said to offer two hours of battery life and supports controllers with six degrees of freedom with manual tracking.
With outward-facing cameras, HTC’s new mixed reality device appears to have a similar design language to Meta’s Quest Pro. The Quest Pro virtual and mixed reality headset was unveiled in October at a price of $1,500 (roughly Rs. 1.23,400).
HTC’s new headset is expected to offer upgrades over last year’s HTC Vive Flow. It was unveiled in October with a price tag of $499 (around Rs. 37,400). The foldable VR headset has dual cameras and is compatible with the Vive app. It packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory.
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