HTC has just announced new upgrades to its Vive virtual reality platform, called the HTC Vive Pro, which includes a new headset design with improved resolution and pixel density.
The announcement comes from this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018) at which HTC unveiled details of the Vive Pro. However, no price or release date has yet been confirmed.
The “Vive Pro includes dual-OLED displays for a crisp picture resolution of 2880 by 1600 combined, a 78 percent increase in resolution over the current Vive HMD,” HTC said.
The new headset also features a new head-mounted display with improved ergonomics, built in high performance headphones with an in line amplifier, dual microphones with active noise cancellation and a dual front facing cameras, which will allow for more developer creativity and future augmented reality applications.
Vive GM Daniel O’Brien said:
“There’s a clear need in the VR market for a premium VR experience with high-resolution display, integrated audio and the best components available today in a headset.”
The HTC Vive Pro is not intended to replace the current Vive, with both the standard hardware and the more premium option being available side by side in 2018. This will mean that professional and enthusiast VR fans will now be able to choose from two different option.