HTC took the opportunity at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada to take the stage and unveil their latest iteration of the Vive VR headset, the Vive Pro.
The Vive Pro is a definite upgrade from HTC’s current head-mounted display (HTD). It sports a dual OLED display with a resolution of 2880×1600, nearly 78% larger coming from the Vive’s 2160×1200 resolution. The Vive Pro also has built-in headphones with an internal amplifier, and dual microphones. Resting at the face of the Vive Pro HTD are dual front-facing cameras, which we presume will be for augmented reality integration.
HTC also introduced the Vive Wireless Adaptor (photo above), capable of making the Vive Pro a wireless VR HTD. The wireless adaptor uses Intel’s WiGig wireless technology operating on the 60Ghz band.
Included in the announcement is also an upgrade to the Viveport experience with fully-interactive, VR-enabled previews. HTC’s Vive Video was also updated to include curated VR-enabled content uploaded to Vimeo.
No word on pricing and release date has been announced for the Vive Pro. The Vive Wireless Adapter will be released Q3 2018.