The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, kicked off in Las Vegas today. Brands such as Belkin, Sony, Samsung, LG, Acer, among others made some significant announcements. However, the show goes on for two more days, and if you are wondering what you could expect from the event, an announcement from HTC is definitely in line.
In a recent tweet by HTC, the company teased a new version of its Vive virtual reality headset, which is expected in the coming days of CES 2018.
The teased image hints at a modified version of the Vive VR headset with an improved display. The image shows “New Year’s” out of focus, while the word “Resolution” is bold and sharp.
— HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 5, 2018
The current-generation Vive headset, which was launched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, comes with two 2160 x 1200 displays. However, on the next generation headset, a 4K-resolution display is expected. It is also speculated that the new headset will feature two displays, each of which will offer a 1920 x 2133 resolution at 90Hz.
Although Vive is by far the most expensive high-end VR headset, it is largely considered to offer the best implementation of the technology. The first generation headset by HTC will turn two this February. Rumours of the Vive 2 were first leaked in December 2016, a mere few days ahead of CES 2017. HTC has remained silence about its plans to launch the Vive 2 in 2018.
Back in November, HTC unveiled a fully self-contained Vive Focus, packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and inside-out positional tracking. However, the headset was exclusive to the Chinese market, and the company is yet to offer a price and release date for the device.