Aside from revealing the processor that will be powering Oculus Go standalone VR headset, Oculus’ VP Hugo Barra has also reveal that the company has partnered with Xiaomi for the global launch of the headset. The announcement took place during his surprise appearance at today’s Qualcomm’s CES press briefing.
Immediately after the revelation, the VP of Mi Ecosystem, Thomas Tang took the stage to announce Mi VR Standalone headset which is a version of Oculus Go made specifically for China. In fact, it is really hard to differentiate both devices apart in the product image that was shown on stage during the press event.
Aside from the similarity of physical design, the Mi VR Standalone will be running on the same processor as per Oculus Go which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. With the support for Oculus Mobile SDK, it provides opportunity for Oculus developers to bring their contents to Mi VR platform for the Chinese market.
However, specific details regarding the Mi VR Standalone headset such as specifications, pricing, and release date were not revealed by either Thomas or Hugo at the event.