When Oculus announces its standalone Go virtual reality headset in October last year, the company didn’t reveal much regarding the hardware that it has implemented into the device. Here at CES 2018, we have finally learned about one of the main components behind the headset.
During the Qualcomm press conference, the VP of Oculus, Hugo Barra has revealed that the Oculus Go headset will be running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. He mentioned that the chipset is able to provide high performance for the headset while still retaining power efficiency.
Other components within the headset are still not yet known at the moment though since Hugo didn’t reveal them during his short appearance at Qualcomm’s CES 2018 press conference. However, he did point out the Oculus Go could be the most accessible VR headset in the world due to its starting price tag of USD 199 (about RM 796).
Consumers can expect to see the new Oculus Go on shelves later this year although we don’t know how long it take the company to release the headset in Malaysia. That is unless Xiaomi can do something about it.