At the Mi Pop event that took place on December 11, Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra, announced the launch and availability of the Mi VR Play headset in India. The headset has been priced in India at Rs 999, and will go on sale on mi.com from December 21 at 12:00PM. Additionally, along with the VR headset, Xiaomi also launched the Mi Live live-streaming app in India, which is now available on Google Play store for free. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi 12 to come with new LPDDR5X RAM, unannounced Snapdragon 898 chipAlso Read - Mi 11 Lite 4G could be axed in India as rumours suggest an interesting development
Talking about the VR headset, the device was first launched back in August this year in China. The Mi VR Play is made using materials like Spandex and Lycra, and comes with a zipper design so that the smartphone doesn t fall off when in use. In fact, the zipper design has been one of the high points of the VR headset, which Xiaomi says lets a user insert smartphones of different sizes and form factors. Also Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we know
The headset has a dimension of 201x107x91mm, and can accommodate any smartphone that features a screen sized between 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch. Another interesting bit is the pair of cutouts at the front, which the company says helps dissipate the heat from a device. On the inside are two anti-glare lenses, and a button at the top for navigation. ALSO READ: New Xiaomi smartphone with LG G Flex-like concave design spotted online
Additionally, the Xiaomi VR Play headset is Google Cardboard compatible, and allows a user to view 360-degree on apps like YouTube and Mi Live VR livestreams. Also, talking about the live stream app , Xiaomi said, Mi Live is our livestream app where you can share your daily thoughts, music talents, fitness tips, and more with the world. It has several built-in features like video chat and Beautify. In Mi Live, you can talk to the hosts, send comments, and they can respond to you in real time. It s very interactive.