In fact Huawei is making a Gear VR rival
Huawei might have simply introduced the flamboyant P9 and P9 Plus smartphones in London final week, however it truly saved a bit shock for its Shanghai launch right now. Nicely, we are saying “shock” however it’s additionally very a lot a “me too” factor at this level. Merely dubbed Huawei VR, this headset collection will initially are available three flavors to allow you to slot within the firm’s most up-to-date flagship units: the 2 P9 telephones and the bigger Mate eight. Given their mere 1080p display decision, do not anticipate any crisp video high quality via these goggles, however Huawei claims its VR answer is the primary to supply 360-diploma sound subject on the go, so long as you could have the best content material loaded and your personal headphones plugged in.
The Huawei VR headsets work in an analogous method as Samsung’s counterparts: Simply pop the entrance cowl open, then safe the telephone (with the VR app operating, in fact) utilizing the clips inside, after which snap the duvet again on. Likewise, they’ve a contact panel, a again button and quantity keys on the best for interfacing with the app. You will not have the ability to put on your glasses beneath the goggles, however the adjustable lenses will accommodate myopia of right down to -7.00.
When it comes to specs, you get the standard 20ms low latency and ninety five-diploma subject of view (it is ninety six levels on Samsung’s Gear VR and one hundred ten on the HTC Vive plus the Oculus Rift), with the additional advantage of an anti-blue mild filter to guard your eyes.
The extra thrilling half right here is clearly the content material. At launch, Huawei VR will supply over four,000 free films (presumably solely a fraction of those are VR movies) and over forty free video games, together with over 350 panoramic pictures and over one hundred fifty panoramic excursions. It is clearly nonetheless early days as Huawei skipped the worth and date, so we’ll simply should hold an eye fixed out for a future announcement.