HTC is set to bring its mobile VR headset, announced back in July, to the world market. Set to be re-named HTC Vive Focus, this VR self-contained headset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, rather than a gaming PC.
New trademark filings were spotted on the USPTO and the European Union Intellectual Property Office from HTC, reserving the right to use the brand Vive Focus for an upcoming device. Since there are no rumours of HTC working on a new Vive, this points towards a rebrand of the standalone Vive that’s being sold on China Joy.
The VR headset was originally named as HTC Vive Standalone when it was released in China, and there is a website with teasers of its capabilities and functionalities for the users. This headset is said to have inside-out positional tracking rather than just the rotational tracking. Interestingly, the US product page indicates that this product also happens to be a Google Daydream ready product.
HTC is set to share the stage with Google at its Pixel 2 announcement on 4 October, where it will presumably be featuring the Vive Focus. The headset design is also based on a new reference design by Google, according to a report.
(Source: PhoneArena )