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Before HTC can expand the Vive Focus from China, Facebook has officially released the Oculus Go VR device in the US, Canada and many European countries.
XR stands for "Extended Reality", which basically lumps VR and AR together, with Qualcomm aiming to power the next wave of "mainstream", high-quality, affordable XR headsets.
Currently available to Chinese consumers only, the self-contained HTC Vive Focus VR headset with "world-scale" tracking will see global daylight "later this year."
Some of the most immersive future VR headsets will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chip, according to Qualcomm. The SoC also comes with an AI Engine and Broadcast Audio technology for high-end smartphones.
The self-contained Oculus Go headset is actually manufactured by Xiaomi, as announced at CES 2018, and a China-exclusive equivalent called Mi VR Standalone is also in the pipeline.
You may have forgotten about Google's promise of releasing standalone Daydream VR headsets with the help of partners, but the Lenovo Mirage Solo is here to remind you of that plan.
That highly anticipated all-in-one HTC Vive Focus VR headset is still slated to launch exclusively in China before long, at a starting price of $605 or so.
We finally have an official name and a few general features for that highly anticipated standalone HTC Vive Focus VR headset primarily aimed at China.
After heavily discounting its PC-tethered Rift VR headset, Oculus is reportedly extremely close to launching a low-cost independent product.
An internal third-gen Samsung VR prototype has been showcased in Shanghai recently with an "all-in-one" design and eye tracking functionality.
That completely independent first Samsung Gear VR model is reportedly moving one step closer to production, eyeing an unbelievable ppi count.
The time will "soon" come for HTC and Lenovo-made Google VR headsets to fly solo, as will for the Galaxy S8 to support Daydream.
The mysterious Asus "AIO VR" should purportedly launch sometime this year as one of the world's first standalone immersive HMDs.
A standalone, all-in-one Google VR headset with no Daydream connection could be right around the corner, and details are starting to surface.
A trademark registration in Korea appears to suggest Samsung Odyssey will be the official name of a future independent VR headset.