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HTC’s Standalone Vive Headset is Powered by a Snapdragon 835 and is Exclusive to China

HTC today previewed its anticipated standalone Vive VR headset that doesn’t require a smartphone or PC to operate. Instead, all the technical components to make a VR headset work come preloaded in the headset itself.

But here’s the thing; besides the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor powering this rig, we know nothing about HTC’s Vive Standalone. HTC says on their page we’ll learn more later on, but it would still be nice to have a bit more knowledge surrounding the device.

That being said, at least we’re getting somewhat of a first look. It looks similar to the silhouette¬†of a standalone HTC Google Daydream headset we saw at I/O 2017, but this is a completely different product. It’ll also likely source its content from HTC’s own Vive store rather relying on a service like Google Play since the Play Store is practically banned in China. But other than this, we’re left guessing as to how much this thing will cost, whether it’ll make it out of China, or what its exact spec list consists of.

You can check out HTC’s website to subscribe to a newsletter for updates on the device. We’ve got a few more months before we actually get to see the headset in person so stay tuned.

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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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