HTC’s Vive Focus headset pre-orders will reportedly begin on December 12th from 3,999 Yuan in China. This price is said to be for the Almond White model of the headset while the Electric Blue model is supposed to go up for pre-order at 4,299 Yuan. HTC still hasn’t mentioned when exactly the headset will launch in China officially, but pre-orders are said to be lasting from December 12th though till January 12th, so exactly a month later for those consumers who live in the region and will be trying to get their hands on one.
It doesn’t look like either headset has different specifications from the other so it’s not entirely clear as to why HTC is charging more for one color than the other, but even at a little bit of a premium at least consumers will have the option to choose between two colors and pick the one that they like the best. In addition to the pricing for the two versions of the Vive Focus and what colors will be offered HTC also revealed the specs for the headset so consumers know what they’re getting for the money they’ll end up spending.
According to the spec sheet the Vive Focus will be a formidable little VR headset, coming with world-scale-tracking and 9-axis sensors, a 110-degree field of view, a 75Hz refresh rate, and a 3K AMOLED display all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. So far the Vive Focus sounds like it’ll be a pretty decent offering with the power it needs to offer up some pretty exciting content. Beyond the specs listed above, the Vive Focus also comes with no internal storage but it does support external storage up to 2TB via the included microSD card slot. The downside here for consumers is that the price for the headset will require the added price for the memory card needed to store games and other content, and depending on how much storage one might want that price could end up increasing by a significant amount.
The Vive Focus comes with a built-in mic and built-in speakers, so you won’t need headphones even for audio, however if you want the experience to be more private the headset does also come with a 3.5mm audio port for plugging in a pair of headphones. The headset will charge via USB Type-C and it should last up to three hours on a single charge, unless you’re letting the headset just sit around in which case the time bumps up to about a week on standby. Both headsets will also come with a Vive Focus controller which will be powered by two AAA batteries which are supposed to last up to 30 hours. All in all HTC seems to have outfitted the headset with decent hardware and it comes with everything the consumer might need, minus the storage.