CES 2018: HTC Announces Vive Pro, Improves VR Resolution And Pixel Density

Rumors of the Vive Pro surfaced earlier today, but the device has now officially been revealed alongside a new wireless adapter.


During CES today, HTC has revealed a new system called the Vive Pro. It will feature sharper resolution, built-in headphones, a more comfortable head strap, and dual front-facing cameras.

The Vive Pro isn't an entirely new VR platform, instead serving as a much-needed HMD upgrade for the original Vive. It will feature dual-OLED panels to produce a 3K (2800 x 1600) image, which is a 78% increase over the Vive. The Vive Pro will also include dual-mics with active noise cancellation and two front-facing cameras that the engineers hope will inspire developer creativity.

The official Vive wireless adapter was revealed as well. It's optimized for low latency and will work with both the Vive and Vive Pro. Expect the adapter to arrive this summer.

“Wireless VR has been on nearly every VR user’s wishlist since the technology was unveiled,” said Frank Soqui, General Manager Virtual Reality Group at Intel Corporation, in the press release for the announcement. “By collaborating with HTC to commercialize Intel’s WiGig technology, we will guarantee that wireless VR meets the most discerning quality bar for home users and business VR customers.”

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