HTC has started teasing a new version of its Vive VR headset. The company posted a teaser for the headset on social media with the tagline, “New Year’s Resolution,” suggesting that the new headset will offer an improved resolution. The teaser also suggests that we might see HTC unveil the new headset on January 8, which is a day ahead of CES 2018. While details about the headset are not yet known, it is possible that we may get to see a Vive headset that offers 4K resolution.
The current HTC Vive offers two AMOLED displays that are 3.6-inches in size. Both offer a resolution of 1080 x 1200 pixels each, for a total resolution of 2160 x 1200 pixels. It has a refresh rate of 90Hz and a field of view of 110 degrees. The system also offers room scaling, that lets you walk around in a set area. The Vive was launched in India back in April last year at Rs 92,990. However, since then, the system has gotten a price cut and is currently available for Rs 76,990.
It should be noted that to run the system, users need to have an adequately equipped PC. Those interested need to have at least an Intel Core i5-4590 or an AMD FX 8350 processor with 4GB RAM or more. On the graphics front, they need a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or an AMD Radeon RX 480 at the least. As far as games go, users can play Fallout 4 VR, Doom VFR, LA Noire: The VR Case Files and more.
You can check out our first impressions of thye HTC Vive here.